Listen up, Ghost Hunters. I get that sometimes a ghost needs to sucked up in a vacuum or eradicated, but usually ghosts just want to relax like the rest of us. Every ghost iin this country doesn’t need to be exposed, explained, and put on TV. Like this poor fella just wanting to take a dump and flip through the latest issue of Playghost Magazine. Leave well enough alone with the New Age homing beads and ghost detection equipment. Hunt down a roll of toilet paper for your spectral friends instead. And if you detect an odd smell from the abandoned house down the street — yep, could very well be a ghost shit.
I came up with the idea for this cartoon after spending a week with my 10 year old nephew. I know he loves his family, but these girls drive a hard bargain. Unlimited video games for all eternity? Chances are my own 10 year old self would have been right there in the room with them, and this would have been during the golden age of Atari when games were slightly, um, less sophisticated.
I had never heard of Fortnite before my nephew showed up my house last Spring and showed me YouTube videos of gamer celebrities annihilating one another with virtual machine guns and rocket launchers. Now I know who Ninja is and even have my own Fortnite account so I can play on the iPad (username withheld – I totally suck). I’m not too worried about slipping into the throws of video game addiction, however, since my day job + making cartoons already puts me in front of the computer way too long. I play a game every day called Fking Adobe.
Thanks for reading! Grinsane is wrapping up its first year of comics – stay tuned for another couple of episodes before the doors clank down on 2018. If there is something you would like to see me explore or parody for 2019, shoot me an email or leave a comment.
Tonight, the dead walk amongst us. The night becomes longer than the day as the veil between the world of the living and the world beyond is lifted.
That’s how Halloween used to work, in any case, before it was taken over by pirates and ninjas.
So mind where you put your paws. Spectral forces are watching your every move and taking notes. Remember, most of the ghostly old cats lurking in your rafters are conservative hard asses. Unless you want an old fashioned ass whooping when you die, play it safe this Halloween. Stay away from naughty witch videos and don’t go out trick or treating dressed like a ho.
Thank you for reading! Sadly, October is ending which means the spooky fun of the season is about to be replaced by the true horror of two months of nonstop Christmas music. Grinsane will do its best to keep this monster at bay with continued weekly horror comedy cartoons. Only 365 more days until the next Halloween!
The answer of course is ghosts, witches, giant bats, the Grim Reaper, and ancient missing warplanes flying around the earth on eternal bombing missions. Why don’t we hear more about this stuff? Because what happens at the Cheyenne Mountain Halloween Party stays at Cheyenne Mountain Halloween Party. Incidentally, any mountain named “Cheyenne” definitely has some Indian graves underneath, which might help to explain the high levels of supernatural activity that occur there.
Certainly all that fancy pants equipment detects some interesting stuff. Based on countless TV shows and movies about ghosts, it doesn’t take much more than a old TV or a transistor radio to pull in communications from the Other Side. Heck, even an old board game from Parker Brothers will do the trick. Now imagine having the Hubble Telescope of spirit detection sitting at your fingertips. The place should be renamed to Witch Mountain.
AIR FORCE WINGS
In case you are wondering about the eagles, there is no great mystery there. Just as the Navy has attempted to utilize dolphins in the defense of our country (by blowing them up, the jerks), these birds work for the Air Force — killing fish, making horrible screeching noises, and symbolizing patriotism.
Just a few more days till Halloween! Do you have your Silver Shamrock mask ready? (there is a reference to that reference in this cartoon, BTW). There may be an extra cartoon next week if I find some extra time and work efficiently, otherwise, Happy Halloween and see you in November for another horror comedy comic from Grinsane!