Town Crier: "People! PEOPLE LISTEN! I have good news and bad news and good news... that might be bad news for some."
[The townsfolk police themselves, ending conversations, shushing others.]
Town Crier: "The good news is that I've found the coolest It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown poster this side of Charles M. Schulz."
[The townsfolk cheer, "HOOORAY!!!" Sailors kiss nurses in the streets. Babies are thrown in the air. Hats are tipped.]
Town Crier continues: "The bad news is that it's already sold out."
[A woman screams. A man loses his lunch. An old pirate lights a pitchfork on fire.]
Town Crier continues: "The good news is that a few more will be sold at a random time THIS WEDNESDAY, October 12, 2011."
[The woman stops screaming. The crowd mutters. The pirate extinguishes his flaming pitchfork.]
Town Crier continues: "The bad news is that there aren't enough for everybody. So every man for himself!"
[At this, the crowd erupts into thrown punches, breaking glasses... dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria.]
Snoopy? Check. Linus waiting on a pumpkin? Check. The Peanuts gang trick-or-treating? Check.
Not aware of Tom's work?
You should be.
HERE'S a previous post praising his work, and my ultimate stamp of approval: I had him design the logo for this very site (take a look-see at the top banner).
There are two versions, a standard and a variant (which has a slightly different color-scheme using deep purples). Both are absolutely gorgeous and any Halloween fan worth his weight in candy corn would be proud to have it on his or her wall.
You can go to the Dark Hall Mansion Facebook site HERE to see pre-production work being done on the poster, but what's really important is going to the DarkHallMansion.com site HERE to find out all the info you can and prepare yourself for a scant few more to go on sale at some random time on Wednesday.
I'm almost hesitant to tell you all about it as it reduces my chances of getting one myself.
But hey, we're all in this together.
May the best person win.