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The Crimson Ghost

As far back as I can remember, I've always loved to draw spooky things and I have  always been obsessed with Halloween. I see Halloween as more of an aesthetic, or a lifestyle than a holiday. When I draw monsters and demons and dark twisted things, I don't do it to be shocking or subversive, I do it because I find these things comforting. I do it because Halloween, and horror movies, and scary stories, feel like home to me.

I was 13 when I first heard The Misfits, and suddenly it was like all the crazy things I saw in my head had a soundtrack. Through their music I came to realize that I wasn't really that different, and that there were a lot of people that felt the way I did.  To this day I still listen to their music when I'm drawing and I still take inspiration from their songs.

This piece is inspired by the incomporable Basil Gogos and the cover art he created for one of my all time favorite albums, The Misfits' "American Psycho." With my sincerest thanks to a band that means the world to me.

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