Today is MUMMY MONDAY and I added a mummy exhibit to the carnival sideshow and had the poor, embalmed fellow getting his wrappings tangled in one of the carny’s poorly-maintained rides that is going off the rails. The poor fellow was just trying to get some popcorn. Here is the original black and white inks in the sketchbook:
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“Carnival Creeps” and “Mummy Monday” ink. Click for larger image.
This really cried out for some color. Here is the scanned in image with color added in Photoshop:
“Carnival Creeps” and “Mummy Monday” in color. Click for larger image.
For “Carnival Creeps” I went with a trio and instead of the stereotypical “evil clown” I just went with a slightly creepy one with a “Free Hugs” sign, along with the type of carny guy running the poorly-inspected ride that makes most stand-up comic’s routines and lastly, the lady serving the unhealthy, fried everything that you find in most state fairs.
“Carnival Creeps” click to enlarge
This year, I’m trying to combine ALL the double-page spreads, so tomorrow’s topic will have to be added to this scene. Stay tuned.