Read an Excerpt from At Deaths Door: A Picture Book for Grown-Ups


At the end of August we told you about At Death’s Door: A Picture Book for Grown-Ups, which is available now from Skyhorse Publishing, and promised we’d be back soon with an excerpt.  Well, to paraphrase Morrissey, soon is now!

In At Death’s Door: A Picture Book for Grown-Ups, London-based author, illustrator, and graphic designer Ben Joel Price (Love Bites) brings together a gruesome hoard of children who are out for a little trick or treat fun—but who get much more than they bargained for. The book is a macabre delight for both young and old.

Fans of horror films and graphic novels will enjoy this grisly Halloween picture book, and it’s a great gift for that sick and twisted friend. Click each image to see the larger version.

Greetings to all with a penchant for the darker things in life. Settle down and prepare yourself for a twisty, tricksy, cautionary tale of troublesome terror as we follow a dastardly dozen of trick-or-treaters on a night of Halloween hell! Be warned: This nuisance bunch of roustabouts (including a rusty robot, a kooky clown, and a malodorous merman) is armed with an arsenal of devious tricks such as flour bombs, rotten eggs, water pistols, and more.

The turbulent twelve are out to collect, taking no prisoners–that is, until they ring the door at number twelve, and things take a turn for the worse. Woe betide them… woe betide them all!




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