Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"His Harvest Was Gathered And He Smoked His Pipe..."

 "Then one night Hallowe'en pumpkins grinned from fenceposts, and children shivered with delight as they ran past in their funny clothes."

Monday, October 21, 2013


I stole this picture off my friend Shannon's Instagram feed because I love it and also those cookies look nummy and also I didn't get a chance to steal any of the actual cookies, so it's only fair that I steal the picture.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

And What Was That Plan, Exactly?

 You'll eat when Big Boy says you can eat, Katie.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Prince Of Nails

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Right Smack Dab In The Pulpy Center Of October

Have you checked your calendars today? We're at the midpoint of the 2013 Hallowe'en Countdown!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

If She Doesn't Steer You...

 I was at the grocery store looking for pumpkin spice M & M's when what did I find in the seasonal's aisle but a Fisher-Price Little People-fied version of Cruella de Vil in a sporty little speedster all bepainted in Hallowe'eny colors of black & purple & orange & bat. There were three made-up words in that sentence and one color that's not really a color. Point is, why didn't I know this existed? Why isn't the internet all abuzz with news of this, in much the same way that it hums with the praises of pumpkin spice M & M's? Are people just not excited about this?
No. No way. Just look at that smile. Look how happy she is as she burns rubber through the darkened streets at night, cutting down innocent puppies and leaving the pavement behind her slick with blood and polka dots.

Of course people are excited about this.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Little Me Draws A Witch...

You're either born Hallowe'eny or you ain't.

Friday, October 11, 2013

All That Other Stuff Was What You Call A 'Cold Opening.'

Hello and welcome to the 2013 Hallowe'en Countdown super blog crossover extravaganza! 

The astute among you will no doubt notice that we are indeed well into the second week of the 2013 Hallowe'en Countdown. This is because before this year's countdown I had not blogged in over a year and a half! I don't know why. Me and the blog, we just drifted apart. It was nobody's fault. (It was the blog's fault.) (It was also Facebook's fault.) (I blame Instagram a little bit, as well.) (Netflix streaming didn't help any.) (Have you ever tried Poptropica? It's not just for kids!) Anyway, when I sat down to write an introductory post to this year's countdown, I couldn't kick it. Just 'wasn't feeling it' as folks say. So I decided to just dive right back in to things. As if we never said 'Good-bye.' Dusted off Beakbelly and away we went.

So far, I've mostly been posting bits and pieces of stuff I had scanned ages ago, but which never made it into past Countdowns. Hopefully newly scanned stuff will start appearing shortly, Depends on whether or not I ever find my scanner. I misplaced my scanner, guys! You wouldn't think that was possible. I remember putting it away somewhere months ago... Well, if nothing else we'll have that whole Beakbelly storyline to entertain us. You remember? He found that giant plastic pumpkin? Yeah, I don't have a clue where I'm going with that. Did I mention that I'm completely unprepared for the Countdown this year? Professionalism!

Whatever. Something will come together here. I have faith. It may be something as raggedy as all get out, but it will be something. Something always comes together. Except for last year. When it didn't.

Click the cool Fruit Brute badge above or the also cool Boo Berry badge to the side to take you to a list of blogs who probably have their Hallowe'en act together better than me. Also feel free to follow unclcooke on Instagram, where I'm sure to be posting pics of my Hallowe'en related adventures and maybe some shirtless selfies if you are very, very lucky. (You would be anything but lucky if that happened.)

Happy Hallowe'en, you crazy people!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

A Nice Cuppa

Monday, October 07, 2013

Your Pedal Extremities Are Colossal...

Friday, October 04, 2013

Monsters Of The Caribbean

Thrift Store Art

Thursday, October 03, 2013


Wednesday, October 02, 2013