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Unkle Pigor's
Ghoulishly Ghastly Deadtime Stories (2003)

By Eric Pigors

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Reviewed By Dead Kev

Sitting down to read through Eric Pigors' third book, Ghoulishly Ghastly Deadtime Stories, I made sure to grab a roll of paper towels. I wanted it close by in case this book made my eyes bleed, like the previous, Cobwebs & Vinegar (review), nearly did. I think it was all that disturbing meat imagery.

Thankfully, after the final page of Deadtime Stories was turned, not a drop of blood had been spilled from any of my orifices...well except for one, but that wasn't the book's fault. After two books of straight artwork, Pigors mixes in his kooky poetry with his demented art. For me, that makes Deadtime Stories a significant upgrade over Cobwebs & Vinegar. The artwork compliments his poems perfectly, both pictures and prose coming together like they were meant for each other.

If Halloween were a hot chick, these poems would be what Eric Pigors slips into her locker between classes. You can tell he's got a love affair going on with Halloween, and there's nothin' wrong with that! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and this book brings out that childish excitement when that time of year rolls around.

In his last book we learned a little about the past of Eric Pigors and what influenced him as a child. This book delves a little deeper into what molded him into what he is today:

As a small child Eric contracted the chicken pox so badly he had to be quarantined in his parent's old rusty burned out furnace down in the corner of the dark dingy basement. They would provide him with one meal a day which consisted of whatever they found in the many mousetraps lying on the basement floor, served in a hot dog bun with a pickle on the side and a bottle of spoiled milk.

Ya can't let the pox get out of control, gotta treat it with tough love. It's not tough loving this book, though. Eric's created a book that's fun for kids as well as adults. I suppose if they were too young, kids might get a little freaked out. The imagery and poetry are creepy without being too over-the-top. I don't have children myself, but I'd have no problem reading this book to my niece or nephew...when they're a little older. It's a great book to bring out during the Halloween season to get in the mood...or just scare your kids any time of year. Especially if they get unruly, break out the book and tell them if they don't behave, "Smelly Nelly", "Oogity Boogity", or "Mr. Pox" is coming to get them!



RATING

(Out of 5)
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REVIEW POSTED
September 26 2003


DEAD KEV'S ADVICE
This book's a winner! Great for kids and adults!
FAVORITE QUOTES
The cemetaries are full
Of the dead who awake
Looking for victims
Whose brains they can take


OTHER STUFF
You can buy Toxic Toon books and shirts at the Official Site.

Eric's artwork will be featured in future issues of 1313 Magazine.

Get the limited edition barware (313 pieces) with his artwork etched into it at DrinkWithTheLivingDead.com.

Toxic Toon Halloween masks coming soon! Dig these behind the scenes pics: PIC 1 - PIC 2 - PIC 3 - PIC 4


PUBLISHER
Eric Pigors
2003
ISBN: 0971911819
FORMAT
Hardcover
52 Pages
Dimensions (inches): 10.5 x 10.5
Interior: Full Color & Black & White
Cover Price: $19.99

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