Happy Halloween! – A Seasonal Holbonic-Seussic Mash-Up

by John Holbo on October 31, 2021

You know me. So I decided to do this thing: I gave Zarathustra a break and spent a week of evenings, and then a weekend, bashing out a complete Seussified adaptation of Over the Garden Wall – now, “Oh, the Garden Wall You’ll Go Over!” If you don’t know, Over the Garden Wall is a thoroughly charming animated series you should know. (And if you don’t know me, I’m the guy who does this sort of thing.)

I hope this gives some people some amusement.

And so forth.



John Quiggin 11.01.21 at 6:43 pm

I don’t know Over the Garden Wall, but this is a very cute mashup


alfredlordbleep 11.01.21 at 11:21 pm

JH, Your drawings as usual leave me, a no-ability artist, silenced while taking in the wordplay, storyline, and atmosphere.

(very much footnoting)
I have found quite a bit more of Philosophy at Play (originally under an ancestral English home or buried in a graveyard—I forget which). Since it concerns you, or rather your doppelgänger, I will email you a link to a dropbox address that holds the complete (at this time) “thing” (typeset pdf). I cleaned it up as best as I could*. It may be of use to your family reunion some day.

*now adding a little illustrative color so maybe a few days yet—plenty of time before your reunion.


John Holbo 11.03.21 at 7:55 am



Alan White 11.04.21 at 4:05 am

These are outstanding. How do you render them?


John Holbo 11.05.21 at 8:36 am

Photoshop trickery is all. Paper textures. Some blurring and feathering. That’s it!

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