The Haunted House

Here’s a new abstract comic, called The Haunted House.

This place clearly tells a story, and the story is evolving.

I pass this house on the train to work. Today, I stopped during both commutes to photograph it. The shady picture is in the morning sun. If you look at the shadow free picture above, you may notice someone did some work on the basement, changing the story somewhat.

When I first saw it, my mind did something like this:

It’s an instant abstract comic, naturally formed and observed in nature.   I stared while photographing this space and my mind wandered around those rooms, wondering what other stories they tell. The ghosts that haunt this place must be disturbed it has changed so much. I suppose they are waterproof.

Some details:

Several iterations of the kitchen decor are visible. It’s like a history lesson. Dig that beautiful paper – I’d never cover that up, if it were mine.

Those are some gorgeous colors, when viewed this way in the open air. Enjoy it before it’s gone forever.




7 responses to “The Haunted House”

  1. henniemavis Avatar

    Neat. Without having been there for size, seeing just a photo makes it seem smaller & more personal, more private to me… like a dollhouse, waiting for characters… like a stage play, waiting to happen. The colors & textures, mmm, so pretty.

  2. Jim Doran Avatar

    Thanks HM. I like the dollhouse/stage play idea(s). I don’t think I’m finished with this comic yet, either.

    These houses are fairly small. This is an end unit, and I had very little room to move around for pictures.

  3. Roderick Julius Avatar
    Roderick Julius

    These houses must have been built around the same time as mine. Although a mile away, when we moved in 3 years ago, my bathrooms had the exact same tile, my kitchen had the exact same yellow paint (btw the mystery of the brick patterned stain is now solved) and some of the rooms had the same pink and green colors as well. They must have been the big colors of the 1950’s. What troubles me is that people were living in these houses for over 50 years and no one had the urge to re-paint anything? Not one new wife had the desire to re-make the place in her fashion? No new mother had the urge to wall paper a nursery? It’s not natural. This is obviously the work of supernatural spirits controlling the minds of the hapless home owners.

  4. Jim Doran Avatar

    No, Rod. That’s because GHOSTS live in these houses. They can’t remarry or paint anything.

  5. blissssss Avatar

    i like the robin’s egg blue room best. lots of wonderful things happened in there, i just know it

  6. Chas. Avatar

    This is great! What’s it look like now? Keep us posted–JHU will understand why you need to be late each morning. What the hell IS that rocky stuff? Formstone? Linoleum? It’s on top of the wall paper… did they redo their kitchen in neo-dungeon?

  7. Jim Doran Avatar

    I can see it from the train window – they have covered all that stuff with cinder block. I’m not sure if they’ll add another house.

    The rocky stuff is Linoleum, I think.

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