Monday, October 08, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 8

The Halloween season requires at least one visit by the headless horseman. Here are three:

"The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane" (1858) by John Quidor

Illustration by David Levine

Art by 4gottenlore


ToB said...

Oooh these are all great! I can't decide which one is spookiest. Near my family's property there is a long stretch of low-lying road, which runs through depressing scrub swampland. Every time we drive on it, I think of what it must have been like riding on it at night in the times of the settlers. One horse, all by yourself, no light, 5 miles per hour.

Your masks are also wonderful, thank you for these posts.

David Jones said...

I'm a fan of Levine's art...first time I read Legend of Sleepy Hollow was in this two-for hardcover with Rip Van Winkle...Levine's Ichabod was my mental image long before I saw any Disney (or any other) adaptation.