Sunday, April 3, 2011

Featured: Hans Arnold's Monsterland

Hans Arnold, Monsterland

A translation of Swiss-Swedish artist Hans Arnold's 1964 classic, Monsterland. Like Edward Gorey, his work marries the supposedly innocent world of juvenile literature with a more macabre sensibility, but with a more freewheeling hippie vibe. Also like Gorey, his work freaked the hell out of folks, especially children who weren't sure if they were supposed to be reading his books or not. Of course now he is much loved, with, one would assume, an industry of coffee mugs, underoos, and other merchandise tie-ins.

This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open every day,except Monday, 11am to 7pm.

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