Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Halloween Treat! The El Esqueleto Halloween Mask

Halloween is a week away and I thought I'd post a little treat, an "El Esqueleto: The Skeleton" Halloween Mask! I tried to design it to look like those old Ben Cooper and Collegeville kids costume masks.

Anyway feel free to share, print and wear.

Happy Halloween, everyone!
aka Dr. G

Monday, October 22, 2012

El Esqueleto, Issue #4 Finale, Page #15!

Here's the conclusion of "El Esqueleto: The Skeleton" issue 4: "Massacre at Baron Fivekicks".

You can read the complete 4th issue here on the blog: El Esqueleto Issue #4

 or at "The Duck Webcomics": El Esqueleto Issue #4

Check back on Wednesday for a special "El Esqueleto" Halloween Treat.

aka Dr, G

Saturday, October 20, 2012

El Esqueleto Issue 4, Page 14!

Here's page 14. Issue 4 concludes on Wednesday and then we're onto issue 5!

BTW, I updated page 13. The crashing sequence came off as a it hard to follow, so I tweaked the dialogue a bit to make it clear. Not perfect but it reads a little smoother. It's a leaning process making these comics...

Anyway, thanks again for checking out El Esqueleto and the blog!
aka Dr. G

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HALLOWEEN: Vintage Discount Store Ads

Here's a few vintage discount store Halloween-themed advertisements from the mid 80s...

 Eckerd Drugs Ad from October 14, 1984
Loads of Halloween fun here. Rubber masks, "Creepy Creature Make-up Kits" G.I. Joe, He-Man, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake Halloween costumes, "Kooky Spooks Make-up Kits", Candy, Lite-up glow sticks and the classic plastic pumpkin candy holders.

Osco Drug 3 page Halloween add from October 26, 1986. We've got GI Joe and Pound Puppies costumes, Snickers, M&Ms, Reese's and Rolo Candy...

 Adult costumes, Halloween decorations...

Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops, Butterfingers, Baby Ruth, Almond Joy and Mounds, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Make-up Kits, Rubber Masks, and pumpkin pails. 

TG&Y Family Centers (my fondest discount store of my youth)brings it' "A" game with this October 21, 1984 Halloween Ad. Cabbage Patch Kids, Shirt Tails, Rainbow Bright, Transformers, He-Man, Care Bears, Spider-Man, My Little Pony, Cookie Monster and Barbie (I think) costumes galore! Also assorted candy bars, Pops, Sweetarts, Whoppers, Rainbow wigs, rubber masks, Plastic pumpkins, Paas Halloween Make-up Kits, Flashlights, and other goodies.

 TG&Y Variety Stores ad from October 28, 1984 (weird that these are a week apart and have the new and old TG&Y logos. Maybe the new style was just for the Family Centers...).
He-Man, Cookie Monster and Rainbow Bright costumes, glow sticks, witch's hats, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger candy bars and Super Bubble bubble gum.

 McCrory and TG&Y Variety Stores Ad from October 26, 1986. Includes lots of candy, Centurions, GI Joe, Muppett Babies and Barbie costumes, Brach's Candy, Weird Footballs (I assume Madballs knock offs), Spray hair colors and Silly String.

Page 2 of the TG&Y ad has some classics. Halloween bags, make-up kits, plastic fangs, plastic pumpkins, Bat Masks, Rubber Masks, "Sounds of the Night" cassette tape, Rubber masks and rubber monster hands, rainbow wigs and decorations. Plus some generic Christmas Toys too.

 Last up is Walmart from October 26, 1986. Skittles, Starburst, Mounds and Almond Joy, &Ms, Butterfingers, Baby Ruth, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Reese's, Mr. Goodbar and KitKat, some hair sprays and Makeup Kits, plus He-Man and Ultra Magnus Halloween costumes.

I've got some more ads to go through, so there's more to come.
aka Dr. G

Monday, October 15, 2012

HALLOWEEN: Vintage 80s food ads

From my archive of vintage ads, here's a few Halloween themed food-related items...

Mounds, Almond Joy, Caramello and Power House candy bars

Franken Berry, Count Chocula and Boo Berry Cereals

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn

Skittles and Starburst candy

Friday, October 12, 2012

El Esqueleto Issue #4, Page 13 for your Friday!

Running a little behind this week, but here's a new El Esqueleto page!