|"Dark humour runs deeply through Yurkovich's work ... " – Ninth Art
|THIS ALL-AGES COLLECTION of short stories features a variety of illustration styles. The bulk of HAUNTED is
Yurkovich's presentation of the classic short story, THE MONKEY'S PAW (first published in 1902 by W. W.
Jacobs). Yurkovich's approach is not so much an adaptation as it is an homage to Jacobs; the text is
reproduced in its entirety, with two half-page illustrations juxtaposing each page of prose.
Other stories in HAUNTED include Yurkovich's original short tale, THE MOURNERS, and several text pieces by
author/poet DIANNE PEARCE, including THE GHOULIES PARADE and HALLOWEEN NIGHT. Yurkovich also
adapts TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR and THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER to such an eerie extreme that you
may find yourself sleeping with the lights on during those cool October nights.
48 pages, black and white with color covers. $3.95
All material copyright © 1996-2006 David Yurkovich.