Monday, November 1, 2010

Best Halloween Ever.

So Halloween night wife and I had the chance to go to The Alamo Cinema Drafthouse in Winchester and see Every Other Day is Halloween. Best par? Count Gore De Vol himself was there! I finally got to meet my childhood hero.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ready to play

Ready to play
Originally uploaded by codeandcoffee
The Jack-O's are ready to reemerge.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ready to play

Ready to play
Originally uploaded by codeandcoffee
Jackos are ready to reemerge.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Not Following

So, if you were a site I followed and now you've noticed I am not anymore let me explain.
Google Reader is a pain in the butt with sites that you follow, so I blew them all out in favor of the RSS feeds. So I am still following you in RSS.
If you'd rather I follow on blogspot just let me know and I will again.

Just wanted to make that clear.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Every Other Day is Halloween Arrived!

Yes! My copy of the Count Gore De Vol/Captain 20/Bozo/Dick Dyszel Biography "Every Other Day is Halloween" arrived today! The timing is perfect!
If you grew up in the Washington DC area in the 70's or 80's you should know what I'm talking about. Dick Dyszel was a Washington local TV celebrity host for WDCA Channel 20.
I first encountered him in the early 80's on the children shows as Captain 20 on shows like Kids Break.
But he became my hero in the mid-80's when he returned to late night horror hosting as Count Gore De Vol the host of Creature Feature. It was a weekend tradition for me and my Dad. Every Saturday night we would stay up all night and watch the WORST movies hosted by the BEST host since Zacherley! It was such an important bonding experience for us that it was the central memory I talked about at my Dad's funeral.
I can't wait to watch it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Old Friends

My pumpkins from 2008. Missing Halloween today.

Halloween 2008

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Retro Post: V Arrives

A Scream Demon joins the family. So we have been blessed here at "Through the Patch" with an addition to the coven.

Veronica Jane was born at 5:34pm July 30th. Now, the visions in my head of tossing the newborn into a baby bjorn and going to the workshop to create more fiends has not worked out quite as I had expected.

Babies are a tad more work than I thought and prone to crying for, ohhh I don't know, DAYS at a time.

So I don't know how many corpses I'll get done this year.

But there will be pumpkins. Oh yes. There will be pumpkins.


Been a blast ever since. Here's an update. This is V 17 months later. Isn't it crazy?

Retro Post - Carnival Jack

My new decor "Carnival Jack" arrived from Pumpkin Hollow's Etsy shop today. Fantastic art there. Plus he was packaged with stickers!

I love this thing, think I'll get a whole collection.

Moving Things

My blog used to be on Tumblr. So there is still a bunch of posts over there. I'll be moving the ones I don't want to lose over here as I clean that up for personal use. I guess it's the Through The Patch Retro week. Enjoy!

sleep well chick

sleep well chick
Originally uploaded by jot.punkt

Ghostly Ghastly Cartoons Page

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back From (or To) The Dead

So how is everybody?
No I didn't die or anything, just went into the usual post Halloween funk.
To be honest, 'funk' is not the proper word.
I'll just say, Christmas with a 1 year old is a blast but nothing really appropriate for a Halloween blog.
So, I lost track of things, hope you can forgive me.
I did NOT, however, miss the incredible displays this year.
This was an inspired year for almost everybody!
So...guess it's time to get back in the swing of things.