I thought I’d kick off The October Game today by dragging out an old photo of my sister and I trick-or-treating to get me in the October mood. I’ve always thought of this photo as representing my sister and I in our “bunny” costumes, but now that I’m looking at it, it brings up some curious questions. Those aren’t bunny ears, so what sort of animal are we supposed to represent? Why do we seem to have a case of the measles? Why are we wearing such thick, heavy costumes in the warmth of Florida? Were we really allowed to consume all those pixie sticks?
And while we’re asking questions, why did I decide again to do a finished piece of artwork every day this month? Who’s going to take my kids for the next 31 days? Don’t expect great things – most of my artwork last year was pretty terrible, but I did end up with a few pieces I really loved. And I’m going to try to keep my comic going at the same time, so we’ll just see how this goes.
I’m actually pretty excited to start this year. Not only do I get to honor the memory of a friend by playing the game and work on my art skills, but Dick Nelson has managed to find another 21
poor saps creative minds to play along!
I’m going to be posting my work here on the site, but if you want to see all the other artwork, head over to The October Game Facebook Page and take a look around.