Title: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark changes art
Description: From Stephen Gammell to Brett Helquist
Anyone00 - February 4, 2012 06:37 PM (GMT)
The old Gammell art was unique and memorable; the new Helquist art is just competent and functional (meh).
Jesus lizard - February 4, 2012 07:21 PM (GMT)
Kind of old news, but yeah.
Not happy with this to say the least, but I'm also a little apathetic.
Revereche - February 4, 2012 07:30 PM (GMT)
Chupacabra - February 4, 2012 07:59 PM (GMT)
This is rather saddening. I can appreciate Helquist's technical skill, but his art lacks the surreality and cloying dread of Gammell. The Red Spot and The Walk are particularly bad about this, but The Haunted House is just jarringly inferior.
Rasec Wizzlbang - February 4, 2012 08:44 PM (GMT)
Children aren't allowed to be around scary things anymore. It's sad.
Neini - February 4, 2012 09:33 PM (GMT)
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
FILTHY_PEASANT - February 15, 2012 05:40 AM (GMT)
BigFriendlyGun9000 - February 25, 2012 02:56 PM (GMT)
Oh dear god no. Seriously, I both loved and hated Gammel's drawings, but these new ones just suck, plain and simple. Oh, yeah, I saw one of these a while ago. Remember that story about the artist who had a dream about a round woman with black eyes? Remember that wonderful picture of the woman leaning over the bed? They replaced it with a picture of the artist walking up the stairs. No, nothing else. Just stairs.
skummyskull - February 25, 2012 06:22 PM (GMT)
*sigh* I hate to see the old ones go, but at least they'll still be around the internet and in our old books. That used to be the scariest part of the stories. It's dishearteningly sad that they chose to change the pictures. It looks like they found an artist on deviantart and said "Hey you draw cool." and completely forgot about the fear aspect, instead they went with aesthetics...
The world is deteriorating around us
lycosids - February 25, 2012 09:52 PM (GMT)
Greetings fellow leeches,
While publisher Harper Collins may have decided to replace the morbidly fascinating and deeply unsettling artwork by Macabre Artist Stephen Gammell with the monotonously frigid and uninspired artwork by artist Brett Helquist, you can still enjoy the book with the original artwork by Mr. Gammel and relive those deliciously frightening childhood memories.
Given below is a download link to the book with the original artwork unaltered.
Enjoy your scares!
Javed Jameer Ahmed.
Link : http://www.mediafire.com/?0c597fxkhiweyc7
:maggot: :maggot: :maggot:
MacGyver - February 27, 2012 04:56 PM (GMT)
Blasphemy, complete and utter. Thank goodness I still have the originals in my book collection--it's a sad thing to see today's children deprived of Gammell.
GrayGriffin - March 4, 2012 11:51 AM (GMT)
I first read those books in our school library. They were deliciously terrifying.
Then, more recently, I found a newer version at a bookstore and read it. I did not get scared at all, and found the stories quite stupid-sounding without the accompanying pictures for atmosphere. It's kind of surprising how art can affect enjoyment of a book so much.
HoneyWasp - March 5, 2012 04:42 AM (GMT)
In my opinion the original art was scarier than the stories most of the time, and they made the stories all the more terrifying for me growing up. This new artwork is kind of just blah. I used to own all the originals but they got lost over the years, perhaps I should go visit some used book stores and try to re-buy them while I still can.
Burnt Gospel - March 6, 2012 01:22 AM (GMT)
Oh no. I loved those books for their deliciously organic art style.
Curus - April 21, 2012 01:18 PM (GMT)
(look at me with a differing opinion I'm so fucking edgy)