These Halloween strips are from the period of decline for Kelly. At this point, in 1972, he was quite ill and had a year to live, during which time he made a valiant struggle to keep the strip itself alive, between reprints. In fact, at the time these Sundays were published in October of '72, Kelly's leg had to be amputated from complications of diabetes. It was a very hard time for a man who had been at the top of his game just five years before this with his yearlong Pandemonia story arc.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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