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Witchy Anna Nagel and Jack-O-Lantern Colorization
October is here and Halloween is just around the corner. Spooks and kooks come out of the woodwork and the general atmosphere becomes creepier as Halloween approaches and I absolutely love it. I’ve always loved every aspect and avenue of horror, weird and mind bending sci-fi, the unexplained and just scary stuff in general.
Around the age of eight or nine, I recall seeing a copy of Stephen Kings massive novel “IT” on my grandmothers rickety wooden nightstand. I was mesmerized by the simple yet terrifying imagery on the cover of the book . A green clawed hand extended through the rusted metal grating of the sewer reaching for a little bloody paper sailboat that was floating in the gutter just out of reach. “IT” was a new release at the time, but I was somehow able to find it at the library the following day. I promptly checked it out with no problem, which is surprising I was allowed to do so, considering I must have been only 10 at the time.
I raced home and put my “Tales from the Crypt” and “Vault of Horror” comics away for a little while and set forth reading the huge novel with a stubborn determination to finish it. Despite its intimidating size and hard to understand adult content, after about a year and several chapter re-reads, I finally finished it. While it was satisfying completing “IT”, the novel only wet and increased my appetite for more horror. I went on to read every book Stephen King has released and continue to do so to this day (I am a huge Dark Tower fan).
I also rewrote for the screen and acted in a short film of Stephen King’s “The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands”. I placed several Dark Tower and Stephen King “Easter Eggs” within the film as well. Oddly enough, I now currently live only a few streets over from Mr.King in Bangor,ME. Needless to say, I am excited for this year’s Halloween in creepy Bangor, ME as opposed to southeast Georgia where I moved from last year where they are not as,*ahem*, embracive of the Halloween culture.
I have been contemplating doing some old Hollywood “Creature Feature” colorizations in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Perhaps taking some of my former colorizations and changing the colors up to give them a dead, zombie or alien like appearance. Something a bit different and fun.
My full size colorization is below as well as the full size original.