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The Great Pumpkin vs. The Pumpkin King (304/365)

The Great Pumpkin vs. The Pumpkin King (304/365)

Posted to Flickr on 31 October 2010. Part of the Duel 365 series.

The Great Pumpkin: According to Linus Van Pelt, a mysterious Halloween spirit who "rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of toys to all the children," but only if you sincerely believe.

The Pumpkin King: Jack Skellington of Halloween Town who, upon accidentally discovering Christmas Town, tried to replace Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, flying through the air with a bag of toys that scared the children.

If they had to fight, who would win?

#304 in the Duel 365 series.

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Duel 365

Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.


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