Disturbing Kid’s Book Art by Gojin Ishihara

Disturbing Children's Book Art by Gojin Ishihara

Early fairy tales were meant to terrify kids. They were sanitized many generations later. Gojin Ishihara didn’t hold back any punches in the ’70s when he drew some pretty gory pictures for kiddy fare books. The Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters (1972), showcased mystical creatures from Japanese folklore. Some of them are too scary for kids and easily rated 18+ by today’s standards.