Haunted Mansion funnies: organist's origin

By Cory Doctorow


This little comic, written by me and drawn by Christopher in 2007, explains the origin of some of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion's most engaging ghosts: the ballroom organist and the screaming singers who fly out of his organ pipes.

This has never seen the light of day before -- it's the closest I've come as an adult to writing fanfic, and it was incredibly satisfying to produce. Christopher's Al Jaffee-style detailed illustrations really make it, too.

The Organist (PDF)

Published 8:15 am Tue, Mar 27, 2012

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About the Author

I write books. My latest are: a YA graphic novel called In Real Life (with Jen Wang); a nonfiction book about the arts and the Internet called Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age (with introductions by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer) and a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.

5 Responses to “Haunted Mansion funnies: organist's origin”

  1. artbyjcm says:

    I can’t even begin to express how happy this comic makes me. =)

    Thank you so much for sharing it. I’ve never actually contemplated that ghost’s origins.

  2. edgore says:

    Was this originally intended for the defunct (and missed) Slave Labor Haunted Mansion comic?

  3. So where did the organist come from?

  4. Steve Jaspar says:

    It is very Jaffee-esque, and I love the 60’s references. Much Whuffie for you from this longtime HM fan.

  5. ChristopherB says:

    Why was this comic series discontinued if the final issue was drawn?  Has #8 ever been released?