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Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

The following illustrations by Japanese artist Gōjin Ishihara depict the end of the world, prehistoric man playing pro ball, and sundry scenes from Hell...and they're all out of children's books and magazines! These books definitely weren't bedtime story material.

Check out Pink Tentacle for a larger sampling of Isahara's mad children's art.

[Spotted on Comics Alliance]

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Frozen planet (Year X: End of the World, 1975)

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Dark star gravity (Year X: End of the World, 1975)

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Nostradamus (Psychics of the World, 1974)

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Precognition of plane crash (Mysteries of the Body, 1973)

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Prehistoric man as modern-day security guard (Prehistoric Man, 1970)

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Prehistoric man as modern-day wrestler (Prehistoric Man, 1970)

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Prehistoric man as modern-day baseball player (Prehistoric Man, 1970)

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Gorgon (Illustrated Book of World Monsters, 1973)

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Kappa (river imp), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

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Burning Hell (Illustrated Book of Hell, 1975)

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DISCUSSION

ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

I never understood why my Korean parents poohpoohed happy endings in kids books. Now I'm starting to understand.

It reminds me of a SCTV Skit "Little Chinee Theatre" where one guy dressed as an Asian story teller kept yelling "Whaaa... you want happy story?"