Howdy there, Scream Freaks! Boy howdy, are we halfway through November already?! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun . . . and working hard. Whew, the holidays was supposed to be a chance for us to catch a break before heading full force into Screaming Soup! Season 3 in Jan’16, but we may have overloaded ourselves!

We’ve taken on some outside jobs to help fund the show, trying to keep schedule with the final stretch of production for Season 3, eagerly prepping for Season 4 (premiering 2017), hoping to squeeze in a new Thanksgiving Eeeh!-Card, and racing to keep up the Graphic Headstone blog for your reading entertainment.

Speaking of the Graphic Headstone, we’ve got quite the treat for you this week! With the resurgence of the Goosebumps franchise due to the release of the movie starring Jack Black as Stephen King’s rival, R. L. Stine, we’ve been looking back at these unforgettable children’s books from the 90s. We almost forgot how big it had gotten with its TV shows, video games, toys, board games, clotheslines, school supplies, etc. And as wonderful as we remember the stories being, the imagery was what really stuck with us. A lot of this was owed to the original run of covers with their brightly colored, slime covered, depiction of spooks and monsters. The masterful painter behind these memorable images is New Jersey native, Tim Jacobus.

We had already picked up a copy of his autobiography for 10 yr olds, It Came From New Jersey: My Life As an Artist, a couple years back when we learned of its existence, so we were already familiar with the man behind the art. But with the movie release, we started seeing a lot of online interviews with Jacobus that motivated us to try our hand at contacted the man responsible for inspiring several of today’s horror artists. So, we found him on Facebook, asked for an interview, and to our pleasure he agreed and was more than amused to be interviewed by our show!

So, click HERE to read our interview with Tim Jacobus, the artist behind the Goosebumps covers, and check out his website that’s chock full of great art and helpful information about the art business!

Other than that, be sure to catch up on Screaming Soup! Seasons 1-2 before the premier of Season 3 1/20/16, and help us get the word out about the web’s #1 animated horror host show! Please use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

I’ll see ya later, Scream Freaks!


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