#Inktober Drawing: “Crawl” + A Note on Commitment


For Day 31 of #Inktober2020, we got the cue word, “Crawl.” #Inktober

“Zombie” was the first of two concepts that came to mind. I‘ve spent a fair amount of time depicting gravesites for #Inktober2020, so that makes sense. The other one was a wounded victim crawling away from a killer, but I sort of covered that ground for “Hide.”

I know I’ve also made a point about depicting the “hook” for a story without committing to the reveal. I know what the story is, but I want the viewer to work with me. Maybe something even more magical comes about.

In this case, though, I can let you know the setup: A (zombie) husband crawls away from his (zombie) wife because he was distinctly under the impression that death would part them.

I promise you this is no window into my own relationship, as badly as some people might want to read into it. I just thought it was funny. My wife got a chuckle out of it, too.

Speaking of commitment, I’m happy that I stuck to my commitment of sharing the drawings. As I said at the start, that was a bit of a hurdle. No one really reads this blog, but some people do and I hope you all enjoyed it.

As a final note here on October 31, this is my late father’s birthday. I’ve always gotten a kick out of the fact that he was born on All Hallow’s Eve. (Side note: Everything you think you understand about Halloween from horror movies is not the history education you think it was.) I was born on a (much less well-known) Catholic feast day, so I guess we had that in common.

The usual disclaimer applies as always. If you like it, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s OK too. I’m just trying to stay in the habit of sharing things.

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2 thoughts on “#Inktober Drawing: “Crawl” + A Note on Commitment

  1. I read this blog – at least part of the time – and I am not nobody!! I have been amazed not only that you have this skill to create these drawings, but that you can do each of them in a single day!

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    1. You’re very kind! 🙂 I appreciate you reading, too. When I say “no one,” I just mean that it’s not in the widest circulation one could imagine. Which is actually OK by me, as I can jibber jabber and I know the people who are kind enough to read actually might enjoy my occasional turn of phrase!


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