By Eric Pigors
Ghoulishly Ghastly Deadtime Stories (2003)
TOXIC TOONS AT THE OFFICIAL SITE!
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
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!
|DEAD KEV'S ADVICE
|This book's a winner! Great for kids and adults!
|The cemetaries are full
Of the dead who awake
Looking for victims
Whose brains they can take
|Dimensions (inches): 10.5 x 10.5
|Interior: Full Color & Black & White
|Cover Price: $19.99
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