Halloween Contest 2023

Time for my annual Halloween contest! Complete this cartoon and you could win a complete set of my four Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy books!

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

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80 Responses to Halloween Contest 2023

  1. Jason Hunt says:

    “Too scary for me!”

  2. Pablo says:

    “The power failed one month ago”

  3. Patric says:

    “Booooze! *hic*”

  4. kwisatx says:

    Time to go shopping, you’re low on spirits

  5. Gabriell says:

    “Please, let me out. That thing is no longer ham!”

  6. Avshi says:

    That old piece of cheese in the back has finally given me up!

  7. Michael says:

    It was so cold in there that I froze my whole body off!

  8. Atrus says:

    “Whew! Smells like something died in there!”

  9. Mikael says:


  10. Hanneke says:

    Of course I am not the Ghost of Food Past its Date!

  11. Jens says:

    No, I’m the ghost of leftover present. Trust me, you don’t want to meet ghost of leftover past!

  12. David Powell says:

    Thanks! I was really getting booooored in there!

  13. ant says:

    “Some things in here expired before I did!”

  14. Ronald Snijder says:

    Damn! Your fridge is colder than the grave.

  15. Ronald Snijder says:

    Ghost in the machine? Fine, but why didn’t you clean it?

  16. André says:

    Don’t touch my soulfflé!

  17. Burkhard says:

    “You were right, the light does go out! It was so scary in the dark!”

  18. Burkhard says:

    “Did you know that your milk glows in the dark?”

  19. Kip says:

    I am the Ghost of Expiration Dates Past!

  20. Mans R says:

    I am the ghost of expiry dates past.

  21. Ubi Dubium says:

    “OOOOOoooOOOoooo. I am the ghost of leftovers past! Specifically the ghost of half a carton of take-out chow mein from last November. Dude, seriously???

  22. Jeremy Côté says:

    “You shouldn’t keep spirits in the fridge!”

  23. Joshua says:

    “Whoo-oo-oo-oo I am the ghost of meals past”

  24. Petar Bajic says:


  25. Renee Corine says:

    1. Just watching the place for Zuul.

    2. Worst game of hide and seek ever.

  26. Reoth says:

    “We’re out of cheese….”
    In wavy ghostly font, obviously. 🙂

  27. Robert says:

    We’ve been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty…

  28. Frank says:

    Thank God you opened the frigging door! I felt something hairy back there. WEREWOLF!

  29. Will Knott says:

    Escape at last! The pork chops expired so long ago they developed language skills and won’t shut up!

  30. Machtyn says:

    Oh, by the way, would you leave some Italian leftovers next time?

  31. chemgal says:

    There’s no decent food in there! Could you please pick up some boo-berry juice and spookghetti?

  32. Cleo says:

    That bottle of salad dressing is older than I am!

  33. Ann S says:

    The milk and leftover chow mein are planning a coup! Better escape now.

  34. Melissa Fry says:

    “I’ve scoured the entire fridge and Timmy Tofu is nowhere to be found!”

  35. Alejandro says:

    Thank you, but the princess is in another castle.

  36. MrBawn says:

    Yes, the refrigerator light does turn off when you close the door.

  37. vili says:

    Turns out our cryonics startup needs more than just your mom’s fridge.

  38. Stu says:

    “From beyond the grave” is a common misconception. It’s actually “from behind the gravy”.

  39. gko says:

    pee-ew, it smells like something died in here!

  40. gko says:

    behold! i am the genie of the fridge. i can grant you three condiments

  41. Alex says:

    That sticky mess is not my ectoplasm!

  42. Amb says:

    Well, at least it’s not as bad as that time I got stuck in your Roomba.

  43. Davide says:

    Can you stop opening the fridge every 5 minutes? I’m trying to sleep.

  44. Nega-Pi says:

    1. “I’m sick of turning on an off the light; I’m moving out!”

    2. “So, what kind of snack do we want to that horror movie?”

  45. Melissa says:

    I’m free I’m free. Time to take over the world.

  46. Melissa says:

    Hey there buddy where’s your bathroom? I gotta take a tinkle.

  47. Melissa says:

    I’m gonna need to see some ID to access this fridge.

  48. Eric says:

    I died of freezer burn

  49. Adria Blott says:

    I’m afraid…. You’re out of beer

  50. Melissa Fry says:

    “Fear Not, the light does go out!”

  51. Cleo says:

    Brrrr….I’m going to hang out in your dryer for a while.

  52. BrianB says:

    I’m moving back to the crypt. It’s warmer!

  53. BrianB says:

    The light never goes off. I didn’t get a wink of sleep!

  54. BrianB says:

    I wanted a nice quiet night but that thing rattles more than my chains

  55. paul says:

    Here are several options I came up with:

    – Will you let me sleep already?

    – Stop opening the light all the time, I am sleeping!

    – Shooo! You said you were going on a diet…

    – Catch 222: the chicken, the egg or the ghost?

    – Why are there eggs in the fridge?

    – The answer to your question is 5. Yes, 5 is the answer to your question.

    – Oooooh, it’s yooooou again… Why always yoooou.

  56. Remy says:

    Finally!!! Your self-restraint disgusts me!

  57. Rick Nier says:

    You need to get milk and bread. It’s going to snow.

  58. Alen Stojanac says:

    “Beware of the moose with red eyes”

  59. Alen Stojanac says:

    “Booo!… I’m the poultry-geist!”

  60. Alen Stojanac says:

    “Booo mother-clucker!”

  61. Alen Stojanac says:

    “Ha! I knew I’d chicken you out!”

  62. Michael J. Crandall says:

    Ghost: Boooooooze!

  63. BrianB says:

    Pawn to King’s Horse nine, checkmaaaate.

  64. Alen Stojanac says:

    “Sorry, but I’m off. This place just isn’t ghoul-thentic enough.

  65. Antonio says:

    Enjoy some peanut butter and ghostly jelly… uuuuhhuuuu, so good.

  66. Dev Null says:


  67. BrianB says:


    Title: Even zombies become ghosts eventually.

  68. gko says:

    hmmmm, i guess ghost pepper jelly on ice cream could work….

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  70. Alex says:

    I was going to haunt your treadmill, but you hardly ever use it.

  71. Emmanuel Colbus says:

    Argh! Did you know ghost pepper was not a Halloween treat for ghosts?

  72. Michael says:

    You let the cheese age too long!

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