2013 – Dark Knight
The Dark Knight is such an iconic character that I think I spent half of the year deciding which versions of him to paint. I satisfied the conundrum by painting the ‘real’ Dark Knight for the poster and the cartoon version appeared on a 100lb pumpkin. Value Village was invaluable in supplying costuming for the villains. Brooksie, my right hand Halloween gal and seamstress, created the best Bat Signal ever. This year I decided to solicit donations for Sick Kids Foundation. Best decision ever. They are absolutely wonderful to work with. We had a ton of media coverage before the event which really boosted donations. Of note and sadly, on this Halloween eve Mayor Ford’s substance abuse story broke.