Monsters of Music October Art Challenge!!!

It’s 2020 and Inktober’s reputation has been tarnished beyond repair (everything else is ruined, so why not?) Since then dozens of new and/or lesser-known lists of spooky art challenges have sprouted in its wake, so I thought I’d make one too. You could try drawing album covers, portraits of the musicians, comics about the creatures, anything really. Or just use the songs as your October soundtrack. Links to the songs are right below the list!

Monsters of Music October Art Challenge list of songs

  1. Shep Wooley, “Purple People Eater”
  2. The Cramps, “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”
  3. Dr. Octagon, “HalfSharkAlligatorHalfMan”
  4. Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
  5. Rasputina, “Transylvanian Concubine”
  6. Sid Hemphill, “Old Devil’s Dream”
  7. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “Little Demon”
  8. Alice Cooper, “Feed My Frankenstein”
  9. White Zombie, “I’m Your Boogieman”
  10. Slint, “Nosferatu Man”
  11. Outkast (feat. Kelis), “Dracula’s Wedding”
  12. Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer”
  13. David Bowie, “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)”
  14. The Sonics, “The Witch”
  15. Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs, “Lil’ Red Riding Hood”
  16. The Specials, “Ghost Town”
  17. The Boss-Tones, “Mope Itty Mope”
  18. ESG, “UFO”
  19. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, “Little Fang”
  20. Type O Negative, “Be My Druidess”
  21. Santana, “Black Magic Woman”
  22. Incredible String Band, “The Minotaur’s Song”
  23. Chavela Vargas, “La Llorona”
  24. Daniel Johnston, “Casper the Friendly Ghost”
  25. Roky Erickson, “I Walked With a Zombie”
  26. Shorty Long, “Devil with the Blue Dress”
  27. Robert Johnson, “Hellhound on my Trail”
  28. Germs, “Manimal”
  29. Misfits, “I Turned Into A Martian”
  30. Residents, “Herman the Human Mole”
  31. Grouper, “The Man who Died in His Boat”

Inktober 2017: Child Ballads

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! My Inktober theme this year is Child Ballads: Monsters, Maidens, and Murder. Here are my sketches so far:

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Come back here through October to see new drawings added to the list below! And you can listen along to the series with this playlist I made:

  1. The Devil’s Nine Questions/Riddles Wisely Expounded (#1)
  2. The Elfin Knight (#2)
  3. The Three Ravens/Twa Corbies (#26)
  4. The Mermaid (#289)
  5. Sheath and Knife (#16)
  6. King Orfeo (#19)
  7. The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea (#36)
  8. Edward (#13)
  9. Sweet William’s Ghost (#77)
  10. The Holland Handkerchief/The Suffolk Miracle (#272)
  11. Cockle Shells/Waly Waly (#204)
  12. False Knight on the Road (#3)
  13. Thomas the Rhymer (#37)
  14. The Farmer’s Curst Wife (#278)
  15. took a sick day, no drawing
  16. The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (#113)
  17. skull-heart thingy (took a break from drawing ballads)
  18. Barbara Allen (#84)
  19. another sick day
  20. The Unquiet Grave (#78)
  21. The Wife of Usher’s Well (#79)
  22. sick day
  23. sick day (rrgh)
  24. The Cruel Mother (#20)
  25. The Twa Sisters (#10)