Arguably, editorial cartoonists exploit Halloween more than any other holiday period of the year. (With a close second place going to Christmas — whose ho ho ho themes will be showing up in cartoons as soon as the flames of Jack ‘O Lanterns burn out.
The problem is the limitations imposed on cartoons with holiday themes like Halloween. Daryl Cagle’s cartoon site has a refreshing gallery of Halloween themed cartoon which does not have even one example the overplayed. line of costume kids lined up with the oddball at the end.
From me this year, I just recycled an old one I did from 3 years ago: