Halloween Contest 2019

Time for my annual Halloween contest! Complete this cartoon and you could win a complete set of my three Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy books, including the brand new Time Trout!

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy books

To enter the contest, tell me what the chicken is saying in the above cartoon. You can add your entry (or entries) to the comments here, or post your answer on Twitter or Tumblr or Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram. Or send it to me via my contact form. I’ll choose three winners, to be announced on Halloween!

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133 Responses to Halloween Contest 2019

  1. Traveller says:

    I told you not to eat the in-flight meal!

  2. Augustin Preda says:

    … so you should really consider going vegan. I’m sure you will find plant based brains to be so much better.

  3. Dimitri Masson says:

    Yeah, This brain drain has also affected my business.

  4. Joy Tinch says:

    so you’ve been flying coach just a little too long, eh?

  5. Beth says:

    If you’re just going to say that every cloud looks like brains, I’m going to stop playing this game with you.

  6. Joy Tinch says:

    sleep on the plane, they said – it’ll help pass the time, they said

  7. Beth says:

    Well, “brains” is not the typical response I get when asking if someone is traveling for business or pleasure, but ok.

  8. K F says:

    Guess I forgot the ambien

  9. Melgior says:

    Did you have chicken or pasta for dinner?

  10. hermanthegerman says:

    I told you to take pasta and not the chicken!

  11. hermanthegerman says:

    “Chicken or pasta? – they asked”. “You chose poorly.” and “I have chosen… wisely, huh”

  12. Chloé says:

    wow, how long was *your* layover?

  13. Andrew says:

    First time flying? You look little green.

  14. Daniel W. says:

    Every time the plane lands, my ears pop so hard that I’m afraid of my brains oozing out.

  15. Daniel W. says:

    Flying low-budget is worse than death, don’t you think so?

  16. Daniel W. says:

    I could kill for an in-flight meal.

  17. Stephanie says:

    Why do I fly United?

  18. Daniel W. says:

    You’re smart, bringing your own food on the plane.

  19. Chris Guerra says:

    Do you know anything about Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease ’cause my doctor said I’m full of it and I need to learn more.

  20. Tim Canny says:

    Fine! If we crash, you can eat my brain.

  21. Lomarien says:

    Of course, I’d get seated next to a mouth breather

  22. Jon says:

    “I hope they don’t serve an in-flight meal. “

  23. Bryan says:

    “I have a bad feeling about this flight!”

  24. Ken Roberts says:

    You’re out of luck. No one with a brain would ever fly this airline!

  25. Andrés Sierra says:

    Excuse me, sir. Would you mind eating my brains? I really hate flying.

  26. Rubz says:

    1. “I don’t think they have that in the trolley.”

    2. “Don’t bother, I heard meals were terrible on this airline.”

    3. “Sorry, I only fear the *walking* dead.”

  27. Eric Lukens says:

    Thanks for making this flight more interesting than my last one.

  28. Matthew Barney says:

    I can’t wait for you to meet my friends and family, Mom’s going to love you. You can use the whirlpool tub to get that smell off. We’ll go to the mall and…

  29. Steven Hall says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if they still allowed visits to the cockpit?

  30. Stephen says:

    “I know, right? What *is* the deal with airline brains?”

  31. Peter says:

    Aren’t you the pilot?

  32. Craig says:

    When they said they were selling flights on ‘planes,’ Zombie Chicken thought they ‘brains’ and bought a ticket.

  33. Laura Strand says:

    I can tell already that you’re a frequent flier on this airlines.

  34. Tyler says:


  35. Tigerle says:

    Don’t look so apathic! We will all land alive.

  36. Maryanne McKay says:

    These ‘Red-Eye’ flights are murder!

  37. Amanda Martin says:

    “Look! It’s the ‘savage’ Savage Chicken!”

  38. Razvan says:

    1. Don’t worry, statistics show air travel is the safest way to travel.

    2. Brains? Fascinating! I’m a neurosurgeon too.

  39. Jim says:

    do you know what the early onset of explosive diarrhea feels like?

  40. Heikki Ritola says:

    “So, you are flying out from Washington D.C. looking for what?”

  41. Theresa Clement says:

    I’m on my way to a Mensa convention. I’m the key note speaker.

  42. sugarLow says:

    Nice to meet you “Patient Zero”. Interesting name…

  43. dadJoke says:

    Intersting accent Arggrggarg. Let me guess. You are from ARGGentina?

  44. A Fish says:

    WebMD said it was Ebola, but what do they know!

  45. Clawdia says:

    I think my fear of flying just got replaced.

  46. Jason Hunt says:

    “I think our meals got switched. Did you order the brains?”

  47. Tanya says:

    You definitely get a better class of zombie in Business.

  48. David P says:

    “So I guess *you* won’t need help putting on your oxygen mask in case of emergency.”

    “I’ve been beating my brains out trying to remember where we’ve met before… what? No, I said ‘beating'”

    “Actually it’s pronounced ‘Zambia’. Are you sure you’re on the right flight?”

    “Yes honey, showing ‘World War Z’ as the in-flight movie is quite culturally insensitive, I agree.”

    “…it’s not so much the turbulence as the fact that your wing just fell off into my coffee that bothered me.”

    “You have to forgive my Dad: he was born in a time when ‘brain-dead’ wasn’t considered so rude. Did you enjoy Thanksgiving otherwise?”

  49. Luis Garcia says:

    Boy! Not enough miles for the upgrade to Business?

  50. Did you have chicken or beef?

  51. Mike A Pratt says:

    Can you believe they quarantined the airport just after we left?


    You know, red-eye flight is just an expression.

  52. Beth says:

    I can’t believe you hit on that flight attendant while I’m sitting right here! You’re dead to me.

  53. Nadia says:

    Did you have this scar before we fall asleep??

  54. Ash B says:

    So … can I use your oxygen mask if I need to?

  55. Ash B says:

    I think you exceeded the carrion luggage limit

  56. ant says:

    “I also feel like a zombie after such a long flight!”

    “These in-flight movies will have you in stitches!”

    “No, I don’t think there’s brains in the over-head compartments… Some people don’t even have those in the in-head compartments.”

    “So you bought a ticket for 12 B, because you thought you’d get 12 brains?”

    “So you’re hoping that when the plane crosses the Rhode River, you’ll get to the Other Side?”

    “Eek, a flying chicken!”

  57. Pearson says:

    You really meant it when you said you’d rather be dead than fly Delta.

  58. Tiago Salviatti says:

    I’m pretty sure they said the snacks have “grains”

  59. Karina Valkyrie says:

    “For the record, I am not an in-flight snack option.”

  60. Alex says:

    I want to use the bathroom but I’m pretty sure it’s going to come back to bite me in the ass!

  61. jon says:

    It’s a long flight. You didn’t bring a snack along?

  62. Darlene says:

    Just how long was your layover?

  63. Darlene says:

    Just so you know, my brain in my checked luggage.

  64. Keith says:

    “It’s pronounced ‘PLANES’.”

  65. Ron Barrett says:

    Quote: “So where ‘ya travelin’ to … never mind”
    Caption: Flight Tip 83: Dressing as a zombie reduces likelihood of awkward chatter during extended flights.

  66. Antonio says:

    I must be on the Flight of the Living Dead! ^o^

  67. Matt says:

    Are you going to the Neuroscience Conference too?

  68. tony bond says:

    I thought the stewardess overly emotional, not a lick of intelligence.

  69. H says:

    “What’s your final destination?”

  70. Stuart ciske says:

    Did he just sing “The brains in Spain fall mainly in the Plane?”

  71. Joe says:

    Fine print on the “New economy class ticket”: May be consumed as part of inflight meal service.

  72. Ash B says:

    Zombie, huh? Last week I flew Virgin with a vampire. That was entertaining.

  73. Ash B says:

    Wait, you’re serious? You thought this flight was to corpsica? It’s Corsica my new found friend. Corsica

  74. Ash B says:

    Me? I work as an ‘influencer’. No brains here

  75. Cleo says:

    Awesome! The in-flight movie is “Night of the Living Dead”!

  76. Laura Martín says:

    “Don’t worry, all you have to do is be yourself-and maybe not mention the death bit.”

  77. We’re all gonna die…oh

  78. Ginger says:

    “is it too late to reconsider all of my life choices?”

    “who let X on the plane?”

    “look at all these cocks, eh?”

  79. Ash B says:

    Sorry you can’t have my brain until the seatbelt light turns off

  80. Ash B says:

    Pssst… if you whisper to the flight attendant that you have a bomb, she will bring you all the brains you can eat.

  81. Ash B says:

    Mind if I open the window in a panicked frenzy?

  82. Ash B says:

    Just wait for the passenger in front of you to recline. Easiest access to brains ever

  83. G says:

    wtf? is that william shatner out on the wing?

  84. Laura Martín says:

    “We need to talk, John: you’ve been acting funny since the accident”.

  85. Laura Martín says:

    Caption: PLANE SMALL TALK.
    “So, tell me: what’s so hard about being freelance?”

  86. Petar Bajic says:

    You are great listener.

  87. Tom Perkins says:

    BOO me, but I need to go to the restroom!

  88. et tu, deus says:

    You actually chose the new alternative to the full body scan?

  89. Tiffany says:

    You’re quiet. I kinda like that.

  90. Vlad Carcu says:

    Grains ?! Yes. I’m so done with peanuts.

  91. Passy says:

    I’ve read that flying can actually change the structure of your brain. Scary, isn’t it?

  92. Kent Vaughan says:

    Soooo Brains, is it? What brings you to Chattanooga?

    Subcaption: Awkward one-sided flight banter Take 1

  93. Tobin Bennett-Gold says:

    So, are you going to need help with your oxygen mask?

  94. Cleo says:

    OMG! Weren’t you in Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead?

  95. Cleo says:

    Psst, what do vegetarian zombies eat? GRAAIIINSS!

  96. Matt says:

    Text: “Can I interest you in some shower curtain rings?”
    Title: “Brains, Trains, and Automobiles”

  97. Paul says:

    “Don’t worry. Crashing in this plane won’t make you any more deader.”

  98. Paul says:

    “Death is not an excuse. Make the sale to this client, and THEN you can quit.”

  99. Paul says:

    No, I don’t feel safer knowing you’re an air marshal.

  100. Paul says:

    This is a flight to Los Angeles; *nobody* has any brains.

  101. Jordan Simons says:

    Can you believe “emotional support zombie” got us a free ticket?!

  102. Albert Wang says:

    Yes, It sounds like a jet engine, because it is one!

  103. Ash B says:

    So you’re an anti vaxxer huh?

  104. Cleo says:

    Well…could be worse. At least I’m not sitting next to a crying baby.

  105. Ian Pratt says:

    Sooo… did you order the vegetarian meal?

  106. David Windhorst says:

    Not while the “NO TREPANNING” sign is still on.

  107. G says:

    pssst…i left a really big one in the washroom and didnt flush

  108. ant says:

    Sitting next to you was a no-brainer!

  109. od says:

    I guess low-cost flights are getting really accessible

  110. od says:

    Is that the new Dior cologne?

  111. od says:

    So… my nail clipper is a security threat, but you’re ok?

  112. Tim Canny says:

    I can’t believe they made me pay for another seat. You would have fit just fine in overhead.

  113. Diana Vitarelli says:

    “I wonder if they still serve those honey roasted brains you like so much?”

  114. Cleo says:

    Ugh…I know there’s no leg-room in economy, but you didn’t have to take it literally.

  115. T Baker says:

    So you say you’re from Georgia?

  116. Sam Juan says:

    No, I’m not storing anything in the overhead compartment. Why do you ask?

  117. et tu, deus says:

    I wish they wouldn’t allow you politicians in coach.

  118. et tu, deus says:

    To be honest, I have a fear of flying, it can make me a real monster.

  119. goerp says:

    You really think that’s a good caption? Sounds a bit cliche to me.

  120. goerp says:

    No, that can’t be it. That’s six letters. I need something with five.

  121. Kathleen says:

    Can you please talk about something else?

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  123. Late comer says:

    So, since you’ve crossed to the other side can you please, please, tell us why so we can finally answer that @$&!$ joke

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