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HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 21, 2016

Pumpkin carving! It’s one of those funny types of art like Easter egg painting or decorating gingerbread cookies that you only ever get to do once a year. I never seem to get much better at pumpkin carving, but that doesn’t stop me from getting pretty intense about it! Most years I manage to injure myself slightly.

My jack-o-lanterns from the last three years are in the photo above. Once or twice I’ve been organized enough to borrow clay tools from a friend, but most years I just use a kitchen knife and a spoon to scrape away the pumpkin flesh. Three-dimensional art has never been my forte so I usually end up with something only vaguely resembling my original idea, but it’s fun all the same.

Do you get into pumpkin carving? Are you a fan of the classic triangles eyes and mouth jack-o-lantern, or do you get a little fancier?

Okay, this isn’t even really a contest. Send me pictures of your jack-o-lanterns! I’ll post them in next week’s newspost with a link to your comic. :)

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HippieVan at 12:22PM, Oct. 21, 2016

Thanks, guys! Apparently I'm underselling my pumpkin carving skills, haha!

Banes at 11:02AM, Oct. 21, 2016

Holy smokes! Those are incredible! I assumed they were screengrabs, too. Damn!

ashtree house at 8:14AM, Oct. 21, 2016

Those look awesome!!

KimLuster at 5:02AM, Oct. 21, 2016

Whoa you made these?!! Wow...!! When I first saw the pic I though you just grab some pics around the Webz and posted here for an article about how much you love Jack-o-lanterns!! These are really good, Hippied - carve me impressed!!

HippieVan at 4:42AM, Oct. 21, 2016

Thank you! It might validate my claim, though, if i tell you that this year's pumpkin (lower right) was supposed to be the Star Trek salt monster initially?

Ironscarf at 2:19AM, Oct. 21, 2016

Yours claims not to excel at three dimensional art are falling on deaf ears here! I am seriously impressed. The traditional design is about all I can manage but if I make one it's usually not until the 31st.

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