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This Awesome Artist Was Inspired By “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

Turn out the lights and prepare for nightmares.

In the three-book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, folklorist Alvin Schwartz offered up alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events. Those stories were brought to life by artist Stephen Gammell, whose whimsical and deeply terrifying illustrations helped make the books iconic slices of nightmare fuel.

The Scary Stories books served to bite countless young readers with the horror bug back in the ’80s and ’90s, and one artist in particular has been so deeply inspired by Gammell’s illustrations that his own art looks like it was ripped straight out of the pages of Scary Stories books you’ve never read.

Andy Sciazko, who illustrated the Scary Stories tribute book Nightmare Soup, has mastered that iconic Gammell style, and we wanted to share some of his awesome tribute art with you here today. If you’re a fan of the Scary Stories books, particularly the drawings, you are going to LOVE what Sciazko is bringing to the table.

Grab selects prints over in Andy’s Etsy shop and follow him on Instagram.

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7 Comments
  • Matt Graupman

    Is that second-to-last photo of Spawn? Because that’s doooooope! But Sciazko better watch out because that McFarlane has some deep pockets.

    • Monkeymanbob

      The baboon appears to a swipe from an Animal TPB too.

  • Brando

    Lil and Phil?

  • Alanmac

    Just picked up the three book set with my 9 year old yesterday at Barnes and Noble!!

  • Samaras_Madness

    I really love the Phil and Lil….. reminds me of Tomie

    • Lil Malk

      As in, Junji Ito, yeah? Also, love the name.

  • Timothy KingCraze Richardson J

    There OK, but they seem a little Clean compared to the original Artists style… But there still pretty cool…

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