Tuesday, October 08, 2013


To commemorate my favorite month (October) and my favorite holiday (Halloween), I'm doing a monster sketch per day.

I've never been crazy about the Devil in the context of pop culture. Overall, I find his usage in print and film fiction to be overdone, and ultimately, a lazy choice in lieu of creating an original monster. That said, the biggest exception to this gripe is the character of B. L. Zebubb in the 1978 animated Halloween special, "The Devil and Daniel Mouse", produced by the Nelvana animation studio. In it, B.L. is a sleazy and scary music producer who convinces Jan Mouse to sell her soul for a successful singing career, only to have his scheme thwarted by Jan and her boyfriend Dan. The cartoon is a shining childhood memory for me, and B.L.'s reptilian appearance has inspired a lot of monsters that I've created over the years.


Unknown said...

Wow. Blast from the past. And you know what? I even know the song from the end by heart! LOL! Good ol' Nelvana!

Anonymous said...

I saw this once when I was 4, and maybe saw 10 minutes of it at the most. Some 30 years later I just had to track it down on dvd, based on one hazy memory, and I didn't even know its name ;D Once again, your sense of nostalgia strikes gold