JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

  • Music:

Another new book ...

... and this one's 100% back to my misspent childhood/youth. Anyone remember MAD Magazine's "Horrifying Clichés"? Well 80 of the best have been collected into a little hardback book titled The MAD Monster Book of Horrifying Clichés ... the original black/grey/white art has been very nicely coloured** and there are forewords by writer Phil Hahn and artist Paul Coker (surprisingly high-quality binding for this type of thing too!)

A cute little giggle for those days when the brain doesn't want to work too hard. ;p

**Note: The single customer review at the link complains about the added colour being dark, flat, and obscuring the art. Dunno what's wrong with their copy, but mine isn't like that at all ... there's shading and gradation in the colours that matches Coker's original grey tones (I have reprints of some of the originals that I can compare against) and generous use of light and bright colours ... the only dark zones are those that were originally black or very dark grey. Some of the shading is very subtle though ... mebbe the reviewer just needs to up the wattage of their reading light?
Tags: reading

  • Fibre things

    Still here, work still closed to the public and on 4-day weeks, though for May we've switched to closed on Mondays instead of on Fridays. I'm still…

  • Life in the great indoors

    Work has gone to a four-day work week for April (closed on Fridays) and May (closed on Mondays) and we're all encouraged to work at home whenever…

  • From the Cataloguer's Desktop

    The book notes have been piling up so I finally got 'round to posting a new title list over at catdesk … enjoy!!! This entry was…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.