Halloween is a big deal in the Lomax/Patch abode. We absolutely love this time of year and not just because our anniversary is on October 30th, Mischief Night. Lomax and I are approaching our 11th Year!
All things spooky and hallowed have a special place in our hearts. One of our favorite traditions, right up there with the carving of the pumpkin and the donning of the costumes, is making Trick or Treat bags for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC). With our allegiance to the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society we have participated in creating bags for five years of this decade long tradition. We both got involved through the good graces (and mileage on his car) of one Jeffro Kilpatrick who has lent both his pencil and heart to the Crisis Center for the better part of 12 years.
This year, with the PCS being busier than ever, we were unable to get together for the customary pizza and beer to crank out our annual 100 Halloween Bags. But traditions must be maintained even in the eye of a deadline so Melissa and I set up shop in our studio to create our contribution, all the while listening to some Johnny Cash and Tom Waits.
This year we collaborated on bags. Yours truly had the task of making some spooky potato stamps and Lomax had type duty. Her elegant script has marked many a greeting card and is way nicer than my own. And what goody bag would be complete without some GLITTER?!?
These bags will be part of the 2010 Spooktacular, sponsored by Charette, the AIA Philadelphia and students of CHAD (Charter High School for Architecture & Design). The Spooktacular event provides kids at the CcTC (The Children s Crisis Treatment Center) a safe place to trick or treat and enjoy the happiest of Halloweens.
Below: A little gallery of the bags we created this year, along with a Frankenstein stencil from a previous year.
(just click the image to enlarge.)