October 2022 Calendar — danse macabre (ish)

Dancing skeletons on blue background among scattered blue-purple flowers

These calendar pages are made possible by patrons, who get it a little bit early, along with alternative colourways, and other sneak-peeks and behind-the-scenes art: patreon.com/tanaudel. It is also supported by those very kind people who throw a few dollars towards it via the tip jar: ko-fi.com/tanaudel.

For this October, here are some dancing skeletons! What more can I say, except that any incorrect choreography is because the skeletons learned their moves from the movies.

Dancing skeletons on hot pink background among scattered blue-purple flowers

Here are the early sketches — first roughly working out the movements, then filling in the bone structure (and referring to previous skeletal designs, so I could be inaccurate in the same ways).

And the design is up — in blue and pink — on Redbubble as prints, scarves, bags, cases, etc (along with other Halloween designs).

Below (for personal use) are the printable versions — one pre-coloured and one to colour in yourself.

If you like them and/or like supporting artists, you can contribute to the calendar (and get it and other behind-the-scenes things early) at patreon.com/tanaudel (starts at US$1/month) or tip me a few dollars through Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/tanaudel. Either is greatly appreciated! And of course many previous designs are available as prints etc on Redbubble and Spoonflower.

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Skeleton Orchestra — prints etc

A few people have been looking for the original post of my musical skeletons.

It was the October 2020 calendar art, but it’s also up on Redbubble (as a print, and on shirts, scarves, phone covers, etc) and on InPrnt as a print. Spoonflower to follow in a little while.

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October Calendar — Musical skeletons

Note: This calendar is supported by patrons, who get it a little bit early, along with other sneak-peeks and behind-the-scenes art: patreon.com/tanaudel, and also by those very kind people who throw a few dollars towards it via the tip jar: paypal.me/tanaudel
Further note: My first book, Flyaway, is out! It’s an Australian Gothic story (so perfect for October), from Tor.com (US) and Picador (Aus) and is available through most of the usual places. And my second book, Travelogues: vignettes from trains in motion comes out in October. It is available to pre-order from Brain Jar Press and most of the usual online places, and is also just the right size to post to people who like words and trains and travel.

Welcome to October! It is spring, here, so it’s difficult to get properly spooky — the trees are turning purple and red and white and the bush stone-curlews are sobbing in the shrubberies.

So here, for this month’s calendar, is an orchestra for a danse macabre.

And I’ve made it into a repeating pattern, so it is up on Redbubble on various things (shirts, scarves, phone covers, etc).

And here (for personal use) are the printable versions (including a bonus purely pumpkin-coloured one). If you like them and/or like supporting the arts, you can contribute to the calendar (and get it and other behind-the-scenes things early) at patreon.com/tanaudel (starts at US$1/month!) or through the tip jar at paypal.me/tanaudel.

October Calendar – skeletons

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The October calendar is here, with the support of my patrons (who get it early, along with stationery and other things!).

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Here is a door hanger from last month’s design

It is spring here (and a warm one!) but I know that is not the primary festive focus of friends in other hemispheres. So this month it is rather happy skeletons.

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You can print them either pre-coloured, or to colour in yourself. And if you have a spare $1, please do consider supporting me on Patreon, which helps make the calendars (and more!) possible.

In other news: The harpies are up on Redbubble as T-shirts, notebooks, scarves etc; The River Bank has been published and is very beautiful; the new limited edition Angela Slatter story The Tallow Wife (illustrated by me!) is available at Conflux this weekend, and we are both here to sign it; I will be going to the World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio at the beginning of November, and (all going well) will have original art for sale there.

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