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Garden Party: Petrified by PumpkinHipHop Garden Party: Petrified by PumpkinHipHop
This has nothing to do with my other pony comic, but I wanted to get this out.

It's spooky enough for October, I think.

At least Nightmare Night.

A different and/or deeper look into the Sculpture Garden.

The very first establishing shot IS an edited screenshot from the show, so Copyright Hasbro and all that jazz.
I also used some cloud cutouts from :iconboxdrink: in the third panel. (Of whom said they were free to use)
But the rest is completely mine.




Hey there. Wow, thank you all for the attention this has gotten!
I might have expected the views once it got posted to EqD, but all the comments and speculation has been such a pleasant surprise.

When I doodled out the thumbnail layout for this idea my main goal was to invoke a little bit of horror. (What better time than October?)
The kinds of scares I always loved were always the 'in broad daylight' scares. Not particularly the dramatically lit spooky dark ones.

I had everything inked before 'Lesson Zero' aired but added the second to last panel afterwards.
It was interesting to see how freaked out Twilight was over what she assumed 'Celestia would do to her' while I was adding the backgrounds to this.

This had always been planned as a oneshot. I had never planned on going any deeper. But the fandom/bronies seem to want to. So I think I'm going to let them take this how they please and write their own stories behind it. There were a lot of great ideas floating around in the comments across the internet. I was flattered and pleased that this could spark something creative within the fandom.

If I ever do go deeper into this it won't be for a long time, I still have another multi-part comic I'm working on in addition to other things.

So please, indulge yourselves. And thank you for enjoying!


2/10/12 edit: :iconcoolguy73: made a Cell comic reenactment of this comic!

You can see it here: [link]


5/28/12 EDIT: :iconvannamelon: has put together a terrific (and terrifying) video of this comic dubbed by Ogatamon! Take a look at the video here: [link]
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rubynpt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ehh.. could i do a swedish cover to this? I will credit you! :D
ElectricDragon64 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
why is that petrified pony yelling? What did she do?
NLRfireblaze Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
My theory 
the stone ponies where Luna's advisers when she became nightmare moon (her generals diplomats exedra.) now that is a chilling thought you try to take Tia's power away and she goes all Gorgon and turns you to stone. 

Luna hold old me I am scared :(
IComeFromTheFuture Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
why is twilight crazy at the end it dosen't make sense
SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that took a quick turn into the land of Disturbing.
thomas9173 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student
I have one question about this comic why is the statue alive? what did she do to celestia when she turned into stone? 
Arielmlp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Elsa:get a hold of your self (slaps twilight)
omnimon11 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014 she's snapped...lovely.
Tunder2510 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion, all the ponies she seriously turned into stone are evil and ones who represent something good, are... well, good!
Hetalia-G8 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the statues are there for backup soldiers in case of a dire emergency. They've volunteered to be preserved so the could be un-frozen in the future if all else fails. 
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