Pre-Order Nightmare Factory by John Kenn Mortensen

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A picture book for terror-friendly children aged 6 to 66. The third book in English from Danish horror illustrator John Kenn Mortenson (even his name is scary!).
Gruesome, spindly figures gather outside a house, then spirit away a dreaming youth, bed and all. The stage is set for 32 skin-crawling poems imagining various children’s nightmares, all with sequential illustrations by Danish horror master Mortenson.
His creepy visions fade to black at the edges, like a dreamer unable to shift their focus, and conjure delicious terror all by themselves. Similarly, the tiny poems each evoke a distinct sense of dread for the sleeping imagination to expand upon; together, the words and pictures combine and amplify each other. The sequences splay across double-page spreads, evoking Edward Gorey gone grand scale, and grand guignol.
For those of a nervous disposition, read in bright sunlight. For those in search of a nervous disposition, take two before bed.