A quickie October tribute to a spooktacular film and music composer Danny Elfman, who I dubbed several years ago the Patron Saint of Halloween. That was during my Monster Month of drawing in 2012. This year I’m doing Inktober; have a look at what I’ve done so far! (I didn’t do one for tonight bc I had this comic to finish, haaaaa)

Some other random facts about Dannyboy:
– followed his brother Richard to France in his late teens to do performance art and generally be weird, which morphed into Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo
– traveled northern Africa, learning percussion; turned 19 crossing into Nigeria
– entirely self-taught
– first soundtrack cognizance was Bernard Herrman’s score for The Day the Earth Stood Still
– met future wife Bridget Fonda on the set of A Simple Plan, which she acted in and he scored; didn’t meet again until six years later at a party
– has two daughters from a previous marriage, Lola and Mali
– the two Tim Burton movies he hasn’t scored are Sweeney Todd (original by Sondheim) and Ed Wood (they had a spat)
– besides the bulk of Burton, he’s done: Scrooged, all the Men in Blacks, the first two Spider-Mans, Good Will Hunting, Hellboy 2 (him and GDT together — woof), Freeway (directed by his Forbidden Zone costar, Matthew Bright), Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a boatload more.

He seems like a fascinating guy who’s led a fascinating life, but he also seems exceedingly private, so it was hard to dig up good dirt! You can keep it to yourself, Danny, but if I ever corner you at a party, it’s allll coming out