October is also known as Inktober in artist circles. During Inktober, artists from all over the world create a different ink drawing every day of the month. While the official Inktober site provides a list of “prompts” to help inspire artists, many of them choose their own themes.
With many comic artists once again participating this year — you can find a lot of them on Twitter or Tumblr using the #inktober hashtag, and we’ve been posting a bunch on our own Tumblr — we thought we’d spotlight a few of the fun ones we’ve seen so far.
Comics creator Becky Cloonan has brought her distinctive writing and artwork to mainstream comics, independents and self-published small press, including titles like Punisher, Gotham Academy, Southern Cross, Demo, Pixu, The Mire and Batman, to name just a few. For Inktober, she’s creating a deck of Oracle Cards based on her collection of minicomics, By Chance or Providence. She explains in this tweet:
For anyone who is curious, I’m making a deck of Oracle cards based on the symbolism of the characters (including animals, places, and objects) in By Chance or Providence!! So get ready for a lot of pictures of my OCs hahahahaaaaaa *stares at u*
— Becky ClooOoOooOOonan 👻 (@beckycloonan) October 2, 2018
Check out a few of them below, and take a look at her Twitter feed to see them all.