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Drawing a Halloween webcomic while listening to old-time radio horror stories

Having some fun in this short clip from the drawing session.

Watch the whole session below

Drawing a Halloween-themed webcomic story

During the last weeks of October, I decided to switch my webcomic from doing stories about my real life and make a fictional Halloween-themed storyline.

I did this a few years back with a ghost story and really enjoyed it.

illustration of four panel comic with people and text

So I thought I would try it again and this time it's an alien invasion story.

(Related post: How long does it take to draw my webcomic?)

I listen to old-time radio stories when I draw

To get in the mood for the story I thought I would listen to an episode of the old-time radio horror series Suspense.

But honestly, I usually listen to old horror radio programs when I draw so this really wasn't a stretch for me. 😁

Wanted to try out a new live stream drawing setup

I also wanted to test out a new live stream drawing setup I have. 

I just got a new desktop podium for my Android tablet and wanted to try it out.

screenshot of video with guy drawing
Screenshot of my live drawing setup

So I did a live video drawing my Halloween-themed alien invasion story while goofing along to an old-time radio episode of Suspense starring Cary Grant for about 30 minutes.

Watch the full live drawing session

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