Four Decades of Austin Chronicle Halloween Mask Covers

posted Oct. 24, 2022. #1 of 41 photos.

Every year since 1982 (The Austin Chronicle's second year in print), the Halloween issue has offered a scary mask and accompanying mask instructions. While the early years were devoted to homages to horror movie icons, the mask has morphed into a political statement, reflecting the character of the times and satirizing real-life figures famous – or infamous – to Austinites.

2022: Alex Jones the Sad Clown

The same year he was ordered to pay $1.5 billion in damages for his Sandy Hook lies, we crowned internationally renowned conspiracist and Austin’s very own Bozo Alex Jones our Halloween Mask cover.


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