As much as I love those crazy internets, I’m still a big fan of having actual paper cards that you send through the mail when you’re inviting people to a party. My wife and I both turned 40 this fall and so we decided to have a small afternoon gathering to celebrate–and of course I wound up making a card for it. Given the date, (October 30th) a Halloween theme seemed appropriate.
The gag here is the “reveal.” In this (blurry) pic you can see that there’s a circular hole cut into the card allowing a bit of the card interior to show through. (This project was also a good excuse to buy a Fiskars circle cutter, which I’m sure will get used on some minicomics in the future.) Astute film buffs will note the reference to that 80s Twilight Zone movie:
Yeah, I know… walker with tennis balls, Depends, AARP card–it’s a pretty lame gag. But it was fun to draw. If you’re a comics person, you’ll likely recognize the werewolf here as this beautiful Jack Davis-drawn character from Tales from the Crypt #46.