This Halloween, I’m dressing as Harpo Marx, and I’m forcing my characters to do the same. Here’s a drawing of the cast as the Marx Brothers, pencilled by Andrew “Chico” Farago and inked by yours truly.
Another Sunday installment that’s been missing from the archives. Obviously, Andrew and I threw this together pretty quickly so we could get on with our Halloween celebrations. Of the three, Helen looks the most like Andrew’s style, so I must have inked pretty closely to his pencils on her.
We were on a Marx Brothers kick at the time, so, as mentioned above, we dressed as Harpo and Chico for Halloween. This was back in the days when you could go to Halloween at the Castro without getting shot. As you can see, all it really takes to turn Andrew into Chico Marx is a hat.
We went out with our friends Jason T. and Hallie. Jason, who was into making masks with organic elements, constructed an enormous monster mask covered in melted cheese. (Actually, there were two versions of the mask: one covered in chicken skins, which he wore to a Lovecraft reading, and one covered in cheese, because Hallie was a vegetarian and didn’t approve of his meat masks.) It had eyes made of Jell-O in plastic wrap. Also, and this is the important part, it was the foulest-smelling thing I have ever encountered.
No, seriously, this happened.