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Today’s look back on jack-o-lanterns of Halloweens’ past brings us to Hellboy. I must admit that I am proud of how well this one came out. The lettering on this one took more than my fair share of patience (and toothpicks). Even after all of the carving, I decided to paint the silhouette of Hellboy on the outside so that it could be used without being lit from the inside. For as much work that went into this, it was fun to take the art of Mike Mignola and put it into jack-o-lantern form.

If you have not checked out Hellboy before…why not? It is darker than some books out there. However, the art is gorgeous and the narrative is engaging. If you get a chance, pick up the trade paperback and treat yourself to a captivating story that has equally pleasing artwork.

For all those who are planning to carve a jack-o-lantern this year, don’t forget to send me a picture for a chance to win a FREE sketch! The winner will be announced on the 28th’s comic post. The rules are easy: 1 – Carve a pumpkin. 2 – take a picture of said pumpkin. 3 – send the picture to me, oddquartet@gmail.com

Have fun carving!