At 2/2/12 02:05 AM, ornery wrote:
This upset me.
So that's stupid. I don't know. As a kid growing up, there were very few types of art I was exposed to. I personally can only remember cartoons and Renaissance... stuff. Just very technical, realistic pieces of art that we were told set the standard for what real art was supposed to be. These books and that artwork really were the first things I saw that sort of opened the doors to what art could be, and they were the first to really instill any type of emotion in me. As a kid that stuff was pretty shocking, but I couldn't take my eyes off it.
I haven't actually read any of the stories in a long time, and if you told me one of them now, I'd be like... whatever. But the old art work really stuck with me, and even though I can't really remember ANYTHING about these books (or this book, I don't know), one look at the old art totally brings me back. Looking at the new pictures, I imagine the whole book will eventually become completely irrelevant.