Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Terrifying Children's Book Art of Japanese Monsters by Gojin Ishihara

Great work! Children's books don't always have to be happy tales about fuzzy, big-eyed creatures. 

"I came across a gallery of Ishihara's work today, mostly from the 1972 children's book "Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters," in which the prolific artist drew pictures that I'm guessing were explicitly designed to scare the living hell out of the kids who read them."

Read the whole article here.

1 comment:

mai s kemble said...

WOW, those are pretty scary... and beautiful at the same time.
Kind of fascinating, though, too?

I know my nephew loves scary stories and loves to stare at art. This is intense!

Great looking book.. :)