The Happy Undertaker Mysteries Episode 55

The Happy Undertaker Mysteries is a webcomic by artist Drazen Kozjan who has illustrated several children’s books including Diary of a Fairy Godmother and the upcoming Working Mummies.

For more information on The Happy Undertaker or its creator, Drazen Kozjan, be sure to check out the official Happy Undertaker blog in addition to his his personal blog, Hypnotik Eye.

Written by Drazen Kozjan

Drazen Kozjan, appreciates the finer things in life such as comics, rock ‘n’ roll, horror movies and phantasmagoric fiction from his home in Toronto where he resides with his wife Alison, Igor the cat and Lucky the bunny. He has illustrated several children's books including Diary of a Fairy Godmother for Hyperion, The Julia Gillian Series for Scholastic and Oh How Sylvester Can Pester! for Simon and Schuster coming out this spring.
Doing The Happy Undertaker Mysteries make him happy, he hopes they make you happy too.

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  • Wow, what an incredible image! Drazen is such a talented guy.

    I wonder if either of these album covers played a little influence here?:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Slayer_South_of_Heaven_Cover.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1b/Slayer_-_Seasons_in_the_Abyss.jpg/220px-Slayer_-_Seasons_in_the_Abyss.jpg

    Just curious!

  • Thanks Craig,

    South of Heaven (and I like Seasons in the Abyss too) is my favorite Slayer album but I can’t say I’ve looked at the covers in a long time until I clicked your links and honestly it wasn’t influence tho skulls in general always are and I’m always happy to be mentioned in the same sentence as Slayer! It evolved a image her dancing in through a field of skulls to this. If its was a conscious reference/inspiration I’d let you know:-)

  • Also, the girl with the coffin backpack first appeared in Episode 28 and she’s also in House of Bats as The Witch.

  • Ah, cool. I’m always curious about artist’s points of reference or inspiration, but quite often I see something that’s actually not there at all! I do wonder if for artists, and in particular metal-listening artists, some of those cover aesthetics creep into the artist’s DNA in some small way.

    Good talking to you Drazen, love your work and I’ll need to do some Happy Undertaker catch-up!

  • I listen to more punk/rockabilly/ old soul ect so I think that creeps in more as inspiration directly and unconsciously then metal. Usually if I I’ve ever ref/inspired by something it has some type of resonance (for me anyway) with the story and I try to put my own spin on it so I have no problem saying if there is a direct one other then that I’m happy if people make there own associations.