Thanks for all the supportive comments regarding my fascination with the hideous, um, marvelous 70s Victorian revival. Shash asked if my apartment is decorated in that style - the answer is no (or, perhaps, "not yet"). Jeff and I employ an interior decorating scheme I like to call "Trash Americana": monster toys, thrift store paintings, art made by us and by friends, old transistor radios, religious statues, red light bulbs, etc. It's not as extreme as Pee-Wee's Playhouse, of course, but it's still pretty fun. It shows up in some of my photos, like this one, and here, and here. Perhaps one of these days I will do a whole post on our little museum of strange. I think a dash of neo-Victoriana would work well in our home - perhaps a garish needlepoint pillow or two?
Speaking of Jeff (my husband, Jeff Heermann), he drew the comic you see above a few days ago. It's so perfect for the holiday (monsters are the reason for the season, after all) that I asked him if I could share it. So here it is - you can see it bigger on flickr here. I love it, it's so Jeff. Check out this one, too, it's just as funny. Have a spooky Halloween, everyone!