Halloween really lends itself, perhaps more than any other holiday, to imagry.... it's a holiday that really is all about visuals. A witch, a darkened room, a scarecrow at night, a graveyard... they all evoke a sense of the season. For those of you who haven't had a chance to catch the Halloween themed images I've been slapping up on my Tumblr blog, Retrospace Zeta, here's a sampling of them.....
.... do you dare read on?
Thanks to Casey in Jackson, Mississippi for sending me this next one. I well remember the shrunken heads ads that appeared on the back of comic books in the 70's. I seem to recall pouring over this one for hours, begging my mother to get me this...alas, it was to no avail.
I have hundreds of copies of horror magazines from the good ol' days. The artwork in those mags are sometimes shockingly well done. This image is from a 1953 illustration.... what an incredible piece of art to wind up on cheap paper in a kid's magazine. I am happy to resurrect it.