October 10, 2015

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Halloween Horror/Graphic Nonfiction: Andy Warner Scares You with the Bunny Man

Pictures of ghosts and goblins and horrors so menacing only comics could contain them will haunt you all month long with our annual Halloween Horror feature. Join us as we try to scare you with posts relating to our favorite comics designed to put a chill up your spine or scratch that itch you get whenever someone mentions Boris Karloff! We'll be at this all month with a variety of posts. You can find them all--along with entries from past years--at this link. But don't blame us if you can't sleep after reading them....

How could a themed month of graphic nonfiction posts go by without including one of our favorites, Andy Warner? The man who can speak seriously about climate change is also right at home telling you the True Legend of the..Bunny Man?

No, I didn't make a typo and forget to ask Scott to edit me. I meant Bunny Man, not Boogie Man.

You see, back in the 1970s, folks in Virginia began to be terrified by a man in a bunny suit. Later, they would be terrified by Rick Santorum buying a house there, but we at Panel Patter will only delve so far into horror--some things are just too horrific to contemplate. Anyway, Andy tracked down a man who decided, after being asked constantly about it, to see if there was any truth to the legend.

Is there? Well, this is Graphic Nonfiction, isn't it?

Here's a sample panel:



I absolutely love the bunny-filled word balloons. Shades of Steve Lieber!

You can read all of Andy's comic here, and of course, stay to read the rest of his material, because they are awesome. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to make sure I'm not trespassing...