Is today not going as well as planned? Did you sleep through your alarm? Spill coffee on your new shirt? See a ghost?
There’s only one explanation: It’s Friday the 13th.
Nearly as eerie as Halloween, Friday the 13th has us on edge. It only seems right to dig into some of our darker comics on this notoriously unlucky day.
One of our newer additions, Deep Dark Fears, literally gives me goose bumps. Creator Fran Krause illustrates the irrational fears, dark thoughts and ghost stories submitted by readers around the world. In the spirit of Friday the 13th, I highly recommend you check it out.
Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause
If you’re searching for a slightly less shiver-inducing comic, look to Scary Gary. Although Gary the vampire has given up his blood-sucking ways, his assistant, Leopold, is always plotting ways to terrorize the neighborhood, leading to some hair-raising situations.
Scary Gary by Mark Buford
Buni finds himself battling mafia teddy bears, garden gnomes and zombies. To me, it seems that Friday the 13th is the only date on Buni’s calendar, though he remains blissfully unaware of the dangers in his world.
Buni by Ryan Pagelow
And then there's Lio. Following the monster-hunting, creature-filled, science-experimenting adventures of a first-grader, this comic strip is almost too cute to be creepy. Almost.
Lio by Mark Tatulli
Personally, I’m not overly superstitious when it comes to Friday the 13th. However, Holiday Doodles reminded me that Kitchen Klutzes of America Day falls on Friday the 13th this year, so, just to be safe, I think I’ll go out to dinner tonight.
Holiday Doodles by Missy Meyer
You can never be too careful.