Joseph Mugnaini and The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree is a story by Ray Bradbury and is one of my all-time favorite pieces of writing, nevermind the fact that it’s about my favorite holiday. The book I own is illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini and the images compliment the story perfectly.

Mugnaini’s masks, watchful over each chapter.

Mr. Moundshroud’s Home
Tom Skelton and his skulls
Children on broomsticks

These illustrations look very much like relief prints of some kind. Appropriate for the subject matter of things old, dark and indelible–like gravestone carvings.