Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Inspiration: Eric MacDicken

When I was a freshman in college I knew this guy who was always drawing pictures.  In the dining hall, at the library, during class, or hanging out in the dorm, he was the kid with the ink pen, the quick wit, and the vivid imagination who could draw anything.  He was also one of my best friends.  Now, two decades later, Eric MacDicken is still my pal, and he's one of the people in my life who inspires me most.  He is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer with his own company, EMacDesign , and his talent never ceases to amaze me.  I am especially fond of his kid-themed work, so since October is Eric's favorite time of year, I couldn't resist showing you a couple of his magical Halloween pieces.

I hope, my blogging friends, that your Halloween is both scary and safe.  I hope you have your favorite candy (peanut butter cups for me, please), and I hope your costume wins first prize at the masquerade.  Todd and I have been told that Halloween festivities here on the island are not to be missed, so I'm sure I'll have a spooky tale or two to tell after this weekend!  Happy Halloween!


  1. Thanks for sharing your friend's illustrations Gigi...they are nice to have such talent...

    I bought my three favorite candies to give to trick or treaters...just in case there are leftovers of course:)...Snickers, KitKats, and Peanut Butter Cups...

  2. You are a girl after my own heart. I love all three of these! xo

  3. What wonderful illustrations...I always wished that I could draw, but alas the talent is not there. My son is an awesome artist, he used to always draw comic book covers in charcoal...!

    I will be home passing the candy out - and yes, Snickers, Peanut Butter cups, Milky Ways, Hersey Mix and Kit Kats will be in my bucket of treats!

    Looking forward to hearing about your Island Halloween Adventures! Have an awesome evening, Gigi! XXOO

  4. Eric is quite the talent! Love the first image so much!

    Hoping to find a few sour patch kids to make my treat dreams come true!


  5. Nice to know talented & creative people...charmed by the first illustration Gigi! Have a spooktacular one darling!! ~Greetings from Paris*

  6. Hi there Gigi,
    I love your friend, Eric's work. The first image is so endearing.
    I usually have sweets ready for the trick or treaters, but we will be out this Halloween....oh dear, that means that I will have to eat them all !!!! Have a great weekend, Gigi. I can't wait to hear all about your Halloween festivities. XXXX

  7. Gigi,

    Thank you for sharing your friend's amazing talent. Have a fun and spooky Island Halloween.


    P.S. Just started a diet, but I am a big fan of PBCs too!

  8. Such fun! Your friend Eric has a great talent! That top illustration has a great nostalgic kind of quality--love that. Hope you'll find a scary pumpkin patch or two and have Spooktacular Halloween, Gigi :o) ((HUGS))

  9. what charming artwork. so good to have creative friends. they push you to your limits of being.

  10. how cool is that? i so know and have seen eric's work ... and i love this particular illustration of the halloweener's walking beside the fence!
    thanks for his link ~ off to see what other wonders he has created ...
    something to share with one of my son's who is beginning to realize his future in illustrating ...
    thanks! can't wait to hear your scary tales of your first encounter with all the island ghosts and goblins ...
    and let me see, yes ~ i'm sure i have a peanut butter cup in the treat bag, just for you!
    prairiegirl xoxoxo

  11. Those are so cool! I bet muffin blog would love, she is an illustrator too. Happy Halloween! Xoxo :)

  12. Guess what I ate last night? Yup. Mini Peanut Butter Cups in the festive Fall wrappers. Happy Haunting to you, too.

  13. Oops! I was signed in as my daughter as I've been helping her with her new blog. That last comment was actually from me.

  14. You live on an island too?? I am also on an island, but on the other side of the continent. Couldn't leave my ocean if you paid me to ;)

    What talent your friend has! I come from a family of artists, and I couldn't draw a stick man to save my life. Always wished I had that be able to draw anything.

    I hope you had a delicious, peanutbuttery Halloween!


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