Well it finally happened. I just could not think of a name to make this strip unique from the other Trick or Treat one, so now I have a 2. Not a II, mind you. I don’t think this merits Roman numerals. I’m a little annoyed with myself for using the well-worn comic strip gimmick of the kids talking and thinking like adults, and for that reason this one reads too much like a mainstream strip to me. Probably to the editors, too. Oh well.
I can actually recall going as a devil one year, plastic trident and all. Other costumes from my youth: tiger, Darth Vader, and a Rubik’s Cube. I never stopped dressing for Halloween but got steadily more creative as I got older, going as things like “wad of gum,” “Interstate 95,” “404 Error” and “Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Showers.” This year? Shhhh, it’s a secret.