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Life in a graveyard is tedious enough when one is an adult zombie, so it is difficult to describe the unimaginable boredom for child zombies. Little Daedalus and Rosabelle Deaddraught, refusing to succumb to ennui, spent a few evenings fashioning a coffin go-cart that would be the envy of any of the Undead. It’s just the thing for cruising around the cemetery, and decking themselves out in some stylish headwear found in very old graves only adds to the panache. Since even moonlight can have deleterious effects on the zombie complexion, Daedalus and Rosabelle outfitted the cruiser with a parasol that enables even their poor little playmate Montrose to join them on occasion. You may want to make yourself scarce if you encounter them, though: Daedalus still hasn’t gotten the hang of that hatchet.

This original collage is constructed of hand cut vintage images upon a hand painted 5” x 7” x 1/8” canvas board and is accented with handmade art paper, Dresden trim, brass rivets, silk trim and a jet crystal. Sweetly spooky at Halloween, or any time of the year!

This original artwork and story are copyright Ramona Szczerba 2009. Copyright to this material is in no way transferrable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – neither image nor story can be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!

When Ramona Szczerba (a.k.a, Winona Cookie) is not being a psychologist in private practice in San Diego,she enjoys creating whimsical children’s illustrations in watercolor, but also loves working with collage and assemblage. Her artwork and short stories have appeared in several publications including The Steampunk Bible and can be seen at Originals available – check for availability.
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  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassover 4 years ago

    the only thing more adorable than a child is a zombie child… thank you for a double portion, Ms Cookie ;-} Peace

  • I hear they are particularly good with cocktail sauce ;-).
    Thanks, Wonderland xoxo

    – WinonaCookie

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 4 years ago

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    congratulations on your feature in the Yellow Too group !
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks for the feature, Francis!

    – WinonaCookie

  • zoequixote
    zoequixoteover 4 years ago

    haha, god save us from any kind of bored child with a hatchet :D

  • cmariani
    cmarianiabout 4 years ago

    love your style

  • Thanks, cmariani :-)

    – WinonaCookie

  • blackalbino
    blackalbinoabout 3 years ago


  • Ian A. Hawkins
    Ian A. Hawkinsabout 3 years ago

    Quirky & brilliant! Very Edward Gory.

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 1 year ago


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