NYC or Bust! Looking to Break Into Children's Publishing.
Be careful, Lio… you’ve heard those stories about hitchhikers…
The Babadook, also known as Mister Babadook, is a supernatural creature that is said to be the embodiment of grief, anxiety, and depression. … The Babadook haunts whomever reads its poem and hides inside a pop-up book that mysteriously appears in random homes.
What is the story behind the Babadook?
It describes the titular monster, the Babadook, a tall pale-faced humanoid in a top hat with taloned fingers which torments its victims after they become aware of its existence.
He is good at breaking in.
Love the original Muppet Movie reference as well. (for those too young to remember — as Kermit and Fozzy are driving towards Hollywood, we see Big Bird hitchhiking in the opposite direction, with a sign saying “NYC or Bust! Looking to break into Children’s Television”
Babadook reminds me a bit of Samurai Jack’s Aku.
That character looks more like a figure from a Len Lye video from the 1930s, like The Lambeth Walk or Peanut Vendor.
April 14, 2020