Seven Sinister Questions with…Drew Rausch, Comic Artist

myblacksdontmatch2_cover_webWelcome back to Six Seven Sinister Questions. That’s right, it’s another week of spellbinding reveries with some of our favorite artist and closest friends. This week’s victim…er, guest is none other than comic artist Drew Rausch—co-creator of SULLENGREY, ELDRITCH! and My Blacks Don’t Match!

As a sidenote, you can SAVE 25% OFF on any of the aforementioned titles all month long with promo code PUMPKIN when you shop online at Rausch’s One Stop Spooooky Shop. You can catch also up on Rausch’s latest work via Twitter and/or Instagram.

HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE AN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?

DREW RAUSCH: Pffft! Zombies. Let’s talk more about the upcoming MUMMYAGEDDON! Those bandaged bastards have been itching for an uprising ever since we made those piss poor movies with that dopey monkeybone Brendan Fraser. You know what, I, for one, welcome our band-aid breath brethren with open arms full of kitties wrapped in toilet paper – just as their ancestors did! And hey, let’s get some more pyramids too because those three-sided polygonal structures are a stroke of architectural genius! Let’s carve one eyeball in them too and give ’em top hats because Bill Cipher was great in GRAVITY FALLS!

...and so, MUMMYAGEDDON begins.
…and so, MUMMYAGEDDON begins.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY?

DR: Well, I used to be a huge fan of pumpkin shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, because they had the best surface area to stick lots of razor blade’s into, but just the other day at my local sugary snack provider, I bought a bag of DARKNESS FLAVORED KIT KATS and they are exactly how I thought the absence of light would taste. Crispy. Light. Sort of bitter chocolatey.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 HORROR MOVIES AND/OR TV SHOWS TO WATCH DURING HALLOWEEN?

DR: In no specific order: Halloween 3, Trick r’ Treat, Monster Squad, House on Haunted Hill (1959), and that episode of Tales From The Darkside “Halloween Candy”.

NAME ONE URBAN LEGEND/MONSTER STORY THAT TERRIFIED YOU AS A KID.

Beware...the Bus to Nowhere
Beware…the Bus to Nowhere
DR: Have you ever heard of the BUS TO NOWHERE? Well, in my hometown of Philadelphia, as I remember it, there was a putrid tale of public transportation about a bus that would come for you. It wasn’t spooky or nothing, just a regular old bus. Not too old, just slightly out of time. When you got on, the passengers on the non mystical looking bus sit wide eyed and white pupil-ed, too dazed by their miserable lives to interact with or even look around, and it is only once you have temporarily come out of this daze that you remember to pull the cord and get off. Once you exit, you will have no memory of your time on the bus, though legend states that some have been riding the bus for years…

Pretty sure that bus also was known for having slowly run over a person crossing the street, his intestine busting from his stomach and getting wrapped around the rear axle. These days, I still prefer to walk through the dark woods, right past the Satanic alter that would always have bloody hand prints and burnt out candles scattered around it, being chased by a witch.

IF YOU COULD BE HAUNTED BY ANY FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE – AND WHY?

DR: Probably Edward Gorey because, not only was he a fine illustrator, but I’m pretty sure his spirit comes with 20 cats. AT LEAST!

WHAT ARE THREE SONGS THAT ARE A MUST FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST?

DR: Jeez, I mean, I listen to Halloween songs all year round, so I don’t even bother with making a playlist for the actual day. Although, I will say I am pretty into the “Screams and Groans” off of the Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House from Disneyland Records. You can really bust a BOOve to that one! PUNS!!

THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT AND EVERYONE AT THE PARTY IS TRANSFORMED INTO WHATEVER THEIR COSTUME MAY BE – WHAT OUTFIT WOULD YOU MOST REGRET BEING CAUGHT IN?

DR: A slutty ketchup bottle.

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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