Monday, September 26, 2011

"What Marks on the Neck?"

Here are the last of the posts from the Nov. '73 issue of National Lampoon Vol. 1, No. 20 (plus, one more right HERE.) Anyway, hope you enjoyed this look into the hilariously entertaining, all "HORROR" issue... it's definitely worth seeking out and picking up for you back issue hounds!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Phantom of the Rock Opera

Over-the-top monster musical hilarity from the Nov. '71 "HORROR" issue of National Lampoon Magazine Vol. 1, No. 20. I love the comic stuff that NL produced like this that collaged original photography and other cut / paste picture elements into one... and I dedicate it to all my classic shock rock 'n roller friends out there.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dr. Jekyll's Surgical Supply Catalogue

Glorious old time oddball hilarity from the excellent November 1971 issue of National Lampoon Magazine Vol. 1, #20 a handy / funny one-page S/F chart from Gahan Wilson, (aka the King of the Oddballs), who also illustrated this issue's great "HORROR" cover art.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Disrespectful Summons by Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey needs no introduction, and his inclusion here during AEET's "Skipping September Fest" requires no further explaination either. From the Nov. 1971 "HORROR" issue of National Lampoon Magazine Vol. 1 No. 20 (we'll be looking at more from this issue in our next few posts too!) And wow, we finally broke 100 "followers" as well, --thanks to everyone!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Silly Scarecrow Game

I love old greeting cards that fold-out into board games, and this fun Halloween example from American Greetings Corp's "Forget Me Not" line ('73) has a wonderfully illustrated board that extends over 3 pages, they even included a metal spinner and 6 cute little punch-out characters (unfortunately, I've lost two of them.) So let's head off into the dark woods and see where the path takes us, avoiding goblins, black cats, alligators, strange "fresh" pumpkins (!!!), and a wicked old witch. And for heaven's sake-- don't crush the skeleton's bones!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jack and Jill (Oct. '70)

Our last post featured Halloween highlights from the Oct. 1960 issue of Jack and Jill, now we jump forward 10 years to the Oct. 1970 issue for a few more. This is a fun issue full of frighteningly festive ideas and awesome art (I especially love the article "My Father is a Sculptor" from which I included the photos and a brief edited text excerpt.)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Getting Ready for Halloween

I got my knuckles smacked the other day for "Skipping September" this year, (I guess people with birthdays in Sept have a reason to poo this idea), but I still feel justified in my decision, as simply walking into any variety of store over the last few weeks shows that I'm not the only one getting ready for Halloween already! So, here are some fun ways to get ready yourself from the Oct. '60 issue of Jack and Jill (fyi: the last 2 images are from the Oct. '70 issue, which we'll be looking at more in our next post too!)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

October Country

I cracked a joke on facebook the other day about "skipping September" altogether and heading "straight into October Country instead." Alot of people "liked" this idea, which got me thinking about applying this concept to my blog (not THOIA of course, everyday is Halloween over there.) But simply put, why wait until October for a month of spooky posts, when I can get a jump on it and get the countdown started here now? And what better way to kick it off than with eerie art selections by Joe Mugnaini, taken right from the pages of Ray Bradbury's brilliant collection of short horror tales "The October Country."

"The Dwarf"


"The Scythe"

"The Wind" 

"The Man Upstairs"

"The Cistern"