It’s taken ten years, but I’ve finally given in and made a School Spirit strip featuring Halloween. I still don’t think it should be a major event in the Australian calendar, but each year kids still wander around doing the whole Halloween thing. Apart from really just being lost in the whole lollies commercialisation and the kids rarely knowing what it’s traditionally supposed to be about, it just doesn’t seem to quite work when the kids go home again in their scary costumes well before the sun actually sets because it’s Daylight Savings!

Anyway… come Friday afternoon, I WILL be sitting out the front of my Shed with a bowl of various chocolates for the local kids who wander our small hamlet in packs and enjoy what’s more a local social event. It’s fun… but it’s not quite Halloween, eh?