“HALLOKWEEN is basically an homage to all the freaky queens,” says Montreal-based illustrator Simon Fortin, who creates his creepy-cute kawaii cartoons under the moniker, Emo Twink.
The artist’s newest body of work is a collection of Halloween-inspired illustrations, grouped together in an adult coloring book, available exclusively online for $10. “This coloring book is inspired by all my favorite horror movie serial killers, iconic weirdos, IRL freaks I know and, of course, some of my original monster creations,” he says.
Featuring real life subjects, like Sussi, Harry Charlesworth, Alaska Thunderfuck, Orlando Estrada and GIRLACNE, as well as a range of fictional characters, from Wednesday Addams to Dracula Elvira, HALLOKWEEN is a celebration of all the people that inspire Fortin’s “colorful, bubbly, soft” work.
Of his decision to create a coloring book, Fortin said he was interested to see how his illustrations would change at the hand of another. “It’s almost [like] doing a collab with everyone who’s coloring it,” he says. “Coloring is also a great way to cope with anxiety—that’s why I like it.”
Only 25 total copies of HALLOKWEEN will be printed, so act fast.