Costumed children meet gruesome ends in "The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters" webcomics

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One little trick-or-treater finds a haunted house more haunted than he could have imagined. Another brings her new friend a grisly treat. Candy-hunting children meet all sorts of macabre ends in the watercolor comic series "The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters."


Randy Milholland, creator of the long-running webcomic Something Positive, occasionally posts one-off comics to his site Rhymes With Witch. Recently, Milholland has been working on "The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters," a series of gruesome Halloween-themed watercolors. He adds a bit of chilling text to each painting and has been posting them to RWW. The effect is a bit like Edward Gorey's wryly pedocidal poem "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," with an added dash of Halloween horror. Were I an eight-year-old in a plastic mask, these comics would leave me sleepless until November First.

Also worth checking out is Milholland's current Something Positive storyline, which centers around a roleplaying game set at a fantastical high school.


The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters [Rhymes with Witch]

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I knew that was Randy's work the minute I saw it! I've been reading S*P for years now and his darker than black sense of humor is fantastic. He's great at making something so wrong that it's funny, and when you realize that, it only makes you laugh harder.