The original sketch of this came after a bout of insomnia. The full phrase on the banners I wanted to include was "Early to dead, early to rise". However I think there's a book with a similar name, so I left the play on words implied.
I did, however, want to draw a grisly ghoul rising from the grave. My hope was to do something worthy of EC Comics and what I have is something sort of close. I learned quite a bit with this one, especially since I was able to use my new tablet for some of the work.