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Here is a doggy celebrating Day of the Dead.

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On October 31, spirits of the dead visit their families for a full day, then return to the cemetery on November 2

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that is very special. It takes a somber note and turns it into a joyful celebration through a show of decorations and offerings of delicious food. All the gifts of love surround a photograph of the dearly departed on an alter.

Food and decorations can come in the form of skulls or skeletons, adorned by flowers and brilliant colors, for the Mexicans embrace death as a part of life.

Drawing and painting my turtle was a pleasure to do. It was actually therapeutic! I must say the Mexicans have the right idea.

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On another subject, New York Comic Con begins this weekend. I will post some pics of the event, next time. So stay tuned.

Oh, and The Walking Dead series returns on Sunday night. Ahh, I’ve got that spooky feeling again. Don’t you?

Follow me on my tweet-o-saur: @SirAlbertus so we can share thoughts on artsy-ness to geeky-ness.

There once was a girl with perfect black hair.
who loved her cat which would run everywhere.
Both ran in the street,
A car made a screech.
They are still together, so don’t you despair.

zombie girl

October 23, 2010

The zombies are coming! Zombies do not discriminate. Some are guys, some are gals. They are an equal opportunity destroyer! (ha. i just thought that up now.)

So here’s a female zombie to compliment my zombie guy. I draw them in honor of All Hallows Eve. So beware! More zombies are coming!

flaming skull

October 16, 2010

As the autumn air brings a chill and the daylight grows shorter, all that we fear, emerges from the dark corners. Demons, ghosts and the undead lurk among us.

This is a larger skull than my King of the Dead skull. Almost human-sized. I decorated it with flames as if to show it rising from the ashes. Because the Day of the Dead is about celebrating our passed loved ones. They live on in our memories. And they watch over us in spirit.

For Halloween, enter my store to see ghoulish items for sale!

the last house

October 7, 2010

On Halloween eve, three friends, cautiously, approach the last house of the night in hopes to receive the best “Treat” of their lives.

I drew this in pen and ink, and color painted digitally.

the last house

October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween.

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