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The New Guy Newsprint Regular Newsprint

#124: The New Guy Newsprint

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  • Printed on real newsprint 📰
  • Approximately 4" by 3" 📏
  • Perfect to stick on the fridge
A carved pumpkin suspiciously asks another carved pumpkin, "who's the new guy?" suggestively gesturing towards a butternut squash who has an overly excited, yet mindlessly blank smile on his face. The moon hangs in the background.

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The Story Behind #124: The New Guy

Illustrated by EEK.

Halloween is, by far, my favorite holiday. It has so many elements that stimulate my 'lil brain: a long, twisted history that involves Irish folktales, Celtic festivals, The Roman Catholic Church co-opting holidays, and the paranormal!

Interestingly, the Irish tale ends with Stingy Jack carrying a lantern carved from a turnip, wandering the lovely Irish countryside for the rest of eternity. In Ireland and Scotland, people made their own version of Jackโ€™s lantern by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing the lanterns near doors to scare away good ol' Jack. I'm not totally sure why they wouldn't want him around, he seems like he'd be a hoot at parties. As the Irish and Scottish migrated to the United States, they quickly found that pumpkins, a fruit native to the Americas, make perfect jack-oโ€™-lanterns. 🎃


A big part of taleasโ€™ products are hand made, hand printed, hand stitched, hand sewn, hand glued or some combination of the above in Austin, Texas. I have a strong passion for solid business ethics, scalability, sustainability, and repeatability, and all of these drive the quality of products that I offer.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much is shipping?

Free for U.S. domestic orders over $50. Typically $2 - $7 for smaller domestic orders. You can check out our shipping policies here.

Is there a return policy?

Yep! 30 days for undamaged paper goods and unworn/unwashed clothes. If the product arrives defective please email us at hello@taleas.com or give us a call at 1-833-580-0600 so we can get your issue taken care of.

Where will my order ship from?

All orders are made in and shipped from Austin, Texas - yee haw!

What if I have more questions?

Send me a message at hello@taleas.com. I design every item that I sell and am delighted to answer any questions that you have.