Cover for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Stephen Gammell)
I’m not sure how I got these books as a kid, but these are still some of the most terrifying illustrations I’ve ever seen. http://comicsalliance.com/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-art/
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Some good ones on this list for the wintry days ahead.
Men browsing a bombed-out library during WWII.
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Color signatures of novels’ visual content by Jaz Parkinson. More. Looks like it may be possible to order prints, and even make requests!
(I just finished reading The Road and I can’t believe there is even THAT much color.)
After seeing a lot of excitement in the media about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, I picked up a copy and read it last night (yeah, I read fast but it’s a shortish book). If you, like me, have been intrigued by the buzz or puzzled about the term “Lean In,” here’s my take on the book.Read more
Trouble For Trumpets by Peter Cross and Peter Dallas-Smith
Lately I’ve been thinking about what I’d put on my ultimate bookshelf, since I love getting recommendations from friends and folks with similar sensibilities. This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I spent hours studying the incredible illustrations of the summer-loving Trumpets, and their wintry Grumpet foes. There’s a million things going on in each drawing, with little in-jokes and labels for plants, animals, and weaponry, hidden faces and secret codes. I can’t believe it’s out of print (and selling for over $100). I want my old copy back! Anyone else remember this book? See the image larger.