Sunday, October 29, 2006

Happy Halloween

“The cries behind the locked house doors grew more and more exasperated as shadows of boys flew by windows. Half-dressed boys, greasepaint on their cheeks; here a hunchback, there a medium size giant. Attics were still being rummaged, old locks broken, old steamer chests disemboweled for costumes.”

-Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree


Here’s a Halloween card I recently sent out.

33 comments:

Mattias said...

Very sweet, is it a self portrait? love the sideburns

Jo Bling said...

If we're quoting Bradders gimme a moment while I dig out my copy of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - classic book!

Thanks for the card, chief ;-)

Jared Chapman said...

That's a great card! Needless to say, my day was made when I opened my mailbox to find it.
Happy Halloween!

Goobeetsablog said...

Wow.

I love it.
Happy All Hallow's Eve
to you as well!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks chums!

Mattias, the top image of the kid running is a self portrait. The Halloween Card is kind of sort of based on me...at least the ginger hair and unshaven mug portions.

Jo Bling and Jared, the pleasure was all mine my fellow amigos!


Thanks Brian.

Alfredo said...

amazing card, i really dig that style man , awesome

cheers:D

Ryan Wood said...

Great image Justin, I really like the hat+sideburns combo!

Jampix said...

Happy Halloween!

The card looks very original, love the colors too.. :)

Ryan said...

Great card! Happy Hallowe'en and congrats on the website and book and all that jazz.

craig said...

Great card Justin. Happy Halloween!

Irene said...

Your blog's teeming with fabulous creativity! How fun! Happy Halloween! c",)

Alexei Martins said...

Happy Halloween dude!!!!
Love the colors and the pumpkin design...

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!! Happy Trick or Treat!

Michael said...

Beautiful card Justin - I wants!

:)

Happy Halloween!

Stephen said...

rrydog1happy halloween! very glad to take a peak while wrapping up work for the day on this fine hallow's eve.

run run run!!

-steph

Heath said...

Great card Justin P!

Pickledog said...

Very sweet card! (Sweet like "dude that's a sweet Camero," but possibly even sweeter than that.) It looks like Gwango's Lonesome Trail will be in Canada soon! Hopefully really soon..

Happy Halloween!!

Henning Ahlers said...

... a perfect blog!!!

marcobucci said...

Nice work! Vintage feel.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks everyone.

chris chua said...

wow!!! I love it. combines old school with new school! Make sure to do christmas one!!!!

Josh Parpan said...

Why didn't I get one??

justinpatrickparpan said...

For the simple reason that you didn’t help me make Frankenstein Masks for all those little tots in Mrs. Helberg’s 3rd Grade class Yesterday. You made them sad, Josh, and I’m the type that holds a grudge -- sorry.

But if you really want a card you can print this crummy Blog version out?

Edward Juan said...

wassup dude, how are you hanging? I haven't talk to you or your bro for a long time. Got a cel phone yet? I still have my bird costume, too bad it doesn't actually give me flying power.

Adam Ford said...

Always inspiring me to push color and design further. Just when I get comfortable I can rely on coming here and realize just how much further I have to go.

ALTAMIRA said...

biutiful dibujos!
saludos.

Robin Hall said...

Justin, your art totally scares me...

in a good way

I love these recent posts, is this one inked then digitally coloured? Or is it all done digitally?

justinpatrickparpan said...

It's inked then colored over with some digital glitz.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nice one !

Moro Rogers said...

Happy Belated Halloween.=p That's cool.^^

the doodlers said...

Top image is spookerific. Bottom image is design with icing on top. I dunno what I'm saying. The fun never stops on your blog!

Todd Harris said...

sweet card, you have tons of talent. love your blog, really like the sideburns man.

Scott Wright said...

Spooky cool!