Macabre, Weird & Wonderful Childrens’ Book Illustrations By Gōjin Ishihara.

Reddit is a wonderful place. I only recently discovered Reddit and even more recently than that I realised that you can search out specific words and phrases on it. I typed the word ‘macabre’ into Reddit’s search box and discovered the bizarre and frightening childrens’ book artwork of post WWII Tokyo based artist, Gōjin Ishihara!

From The Illustrated Book Of Japanese Monsters (1972):

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The next two illustrations are from The Illustrated Book Of Hell (1975):

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From The Complete Book Of Demons (1974):

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Gorgon. The Illustrated Book Of World Monsters (1973):

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Aliens In Ancient Japan. From the book, Mysteries Of The World (1970):

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From Sonosheet Book (1972):

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Prehistoric Man (1970):

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Spy Wars…

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The World’s biggest glutton from The World’s Greatest Wonders (1971):

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Precognition of plane crash. Mysteries Of The Body (1973):

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Nostradamus. Psychics Of The World (1974):

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Frozen planet. Year X: End Of The World (1975):

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Dark star gravity. Year X: End Of The World (1975):

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You May Also Be Interested In…
* WWII: Intense Propaganda Posters
* Post-It Monstre By John Kenn Mortensen
* Edward Gorey: “The Gashlycrumb Tinies”

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