It’s that time of year again, folks. Advent and the coming of Christmas is my favourite time of year. Time to light candles and read a poem or holiday quotation to warm our hearts. Time to celebrate my birthday with the traditional leek and potato soup, decorating the Christmas tree and watching (and blubbing through) The Muppet’s Christmas Carol. A time for silly puns and terrible jokes in Christmas crackers. Time for shouting “Oh no it isn’t!” and “He’s behind you!” at the Panto.
http://spidergrrlvstheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/great-expectations-video-game.html He very kindly offered to hold back another drawing for us that we had our eye on until December. Well, it’s December folks! Our purchase of Interview With a Cultural Teddy Bear has arrived!
This cartoon featured on the blog last year as just one we had seen and found funny and quirky. Who knew it would someday belong to us?
Here is the pen and ink drawing for the cover of Mister Creecher. Please click on the picture so you can see it in all its glory. I’m not sure you will be able to see all the details, but the skin stretched tightly over the skull and the look of anguish in the creature’s dead eyes are truly haunting.
It also came with this one--a picture of the graves.
The two pictures were married together on the computer to form the cover which looks like this when you buy it in shops:
And here is the front of the book, personalised to me with a happy birthday message and a pile of skulls. Every girl wants a pile of skulls for her birthday.
I realise that not everyone would find it romantic to receive a drawing of a pile of skulls and a creature reanimated from the bodies of the dead, but Spiderman knows me well. He knows how I love art and the books Frankenstein and Mister Creecher. He knows that I am drawn to the haunted, the downtrodden and the wounded.