What's in a Halloween Haunt Name?

Well, for me over the past few months, a lot.

I've always enjoyed how folks have named their haunts and created fun back stories. I've always wanted to do the same for mine. The tale for the display has been evolving over the past few years and is coming into focus, but thinking up a good title has been really tough though. It actually had become something I'd ponder countless times a week. Then I realized it's a silly thing to be obsessed over and just let it go.

Cut to a few days later. I started to sketch an idea of double stacking my foam cemetery posts to create taller ones and adding large lanterns on top. Without thinking, I doodled an arched sign between them and scribbled in a name that should of been the obvious choice from the beginning. I just didn't realize it. 

Ladies and gentleman, ghouls and goblins: my annual temporary Halloween themed public art installation will now also be known as...


I think it's going to be a lot of fun merging both the comic and the Halloween yard. Who knows? Maybe even create a small book of cartoons to give out to trick 'r treaters telling the back story. We'll see.

Look for www.paraabnormalthehaunt.com soon. I hope it to be a fun companion site. It will be more of an online portfolio for my Halloween stuff rather than a blog. My usual Oct 31st prep, project updates and occasional how-to's here aren't going away any time soon.

14 comments:

  1. Brilliant. And the back story comic! I am going to have to ditch my yard and TOT at your house!

    Cheers!

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  2. Absolutely fabulous! Go, boy!

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  3. Your haunt will be the best in the world if you give out that comic book! You are my idol.

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  4. Thanks guys! I think the comic book treat skipped over "maybe" to a done deal after I typed that sentence... already started doodling it.

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  5. this looks fantastic! and I LOVE the comic book idea.

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  6. Dude, please don't give out a comic book - you'll make the rest of us look lame! ;)

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  7. Good lord. More Halloween. Always a plus. Thanks for making every month orange!

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  8. As much as I like the dark, eerie side of Halloween, I'm always drawn to your more comedic, light-hearted depictions. And, yes, as the others have said, the comic is a must-have handout! Can't wait to see the progress.

    Cheers,
    Rich

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  9. So how does a "tot-in-another-zip-code" get one of those comics?!

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  10. Once again you hit the proverbial "home Run". I love that name!

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  11. Thanks again to the latest comments.

    Inspiring to know the idea of a comic book as a treat seems to be a good one.

    If I actually follow through on it (unlike so many Halloween plans I've posted about). I'll make a few extra ones to mail to folks who want one.

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  12. Looking forward to new website!!!

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