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Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #15

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The annual Treehouse of Horror issue is out today. It’s guest edited by Sammy Harkam, the creator of the Kramers Ergot anthology. If you can’t find it at a comic store, it’s available for purchase online at the PictureBox website. Here’s the eclectic line-up:

Among Halloween-inspired short strips by such visionary cartoonists as C.F. (Powr Mastrs), Will Sweeney (Tales from Greenfuzz), Jordan Crane (Uptight), Tim Hensley (MOME), and John Kerschbaum (Petey & Pussy), are four featured tales of inspired Simpsons lunacy: heralded artists Kevin Huizenga (Ganges, Or Else) and Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice, Kramers Ergot) collaborate on a weird and wild story equal parts Lovecraftian eco-horror and Philip K. Dick identity comedy. Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change- Bots, Clumsy) does a creepy and suitably pathetic story featuring Milhouse in a “Bad Ronald”-inspired tale of murder and crawl space living. Harkham and Ted May (INJURY) pull out all the stops for a tragic monster tale of unrequited love, bad karaoke, and body snatching at Moe’s Bar. Ben Jones (Paper Rad) does the comic of his life with an epic tale of how bootleg candy being sold at the Kwik-E-Mart rapidly spirals out of control into an Invasion of The Body Snatchers-like nightmare of a Springfield filled with cheap bootleg versions of familiar characters. And nobody does squishy, sweaty, and gross like up and coming cartoonist Jon Vermilyea (MOME), who outdoes himself with “C.H.U.M.M.,” a C.H.U.D.-inspired parody featuring everybody’s favorite senior citizen, Hans Moleman!

  • These Treehouse of Horror comics are probabbly the most creative I have ever seen for such horribly off-model characters. In fact it may even benefit from it as it makes them even more warped and twisted.

  • I love the variety of cartoonists who get to work on these comics. The manga-style Death Note parody that came out last year was amazing.

    I kind of wish the show did something similar for its Halloween specials, but I know the TV world works different from the comics world.

  • EatRune

    I still haven’t read the Death Note parody, I’m surprised they did a parody of it, because I thought it was considered obscure.

    Woah, Jeffrey Brown made a Simpsons comic? I’ve followed his work for 3 years, so I really want to check that out!