Friday, October 31, 2008

deviltry ascendent

Illustration, "When the Night Wind Howls," by W.S. Gilbert, anthologized in A Red Skel(e)ton In Your Closet: Ghost Stories—Gay and Grim, selected and edited by actor/comic Red Skelton. The cover of this 1965 children's book was illustrated by the great Al Hirschfeld. The dozen-plus interior illustrations are unsigned and uncredited, but they reflect the unmistakable mischief of Mr. Flora.

3 comments:

Harley said...

Ooh, great TREAT. No eggs will be launched at your home this year.

J.D. King said...

"...The dozen-plus interior illustrations are unsigned and uncredited, but they reflect the unmistakable mischief of Mr. Flora."

Huh! Flora strikes again! In the middle of the gay and grim night!

scott b. said...

thought i might have stumbled across undiscovered JF when I flipped through this book yesterday at a used book store. Anyway, great stuff, glad to have a copy!!