the-nerdy-chic:

Screw you Stephen Gammell, your illustrations scared the shit out of me as a kid. Especially the Haunted House.  

Brett Helquist has nothing on Stephen Gammell. Helquist’s art is too formulaic, too clean, which seems proper to any children’s literature, I suppose. Gammel’s art was nightmare fuel because of how abstract, gritty and direful he could portray urban legend art. It didn’t matter if Gammell was drawing for kids or adults in these books because his work here was grisly and terrifying.




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    Oh, honey. Growing up, most of us weren’t scared of many of these stories. We were absolutely terrified of Stephen...
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    Yeah, I liked the original ones by Stephen Gammell better. Don’t get me wrong, Brett Helquist is a great artist. It’s...
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    throwback to ur fourth grade nightmares
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    Sucks that they changed the illustrations. They were so much creepier and memorable originally.
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    The reprints suck ass!
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    I had wanted to know the name of the top illustrator for years!!!! I remember reading that book back in the fourth...
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