Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Somewhat obligatory and unfortunate post focusing on clowns

It wouldn't be Mild Fear 2018 without some clowns. These merry monsters are from The Wonder Book of Clowns, which was published in 1955 by Wonder Books Inc. It was written by Oscar Weigle (possibly this guy) and illustrated by James Schucker. Clowns probably locked them in a room until this bit of propaganda was finished.

The hardcover book cost 29 cents, which is the equivalent of about $2.70 today, and it boasts a "Washable Cover," which seems kind of odd. It's not like you can wash away the Pure Fear that travels from your hands to the book. The clowns will still sense you. They will still find you.

Here are some interior illustrations, with some short commentary.

The inside front cover. Pretty much your last chance to turn back.

Look at the face of the guy in the lower right. Definitely a demon.

Pro tip: Don't provide swords to the scary clowns.

Nobody's looking at the yellow parasol, Weigle.
This is the last thing you see before The End, I suspect.

Oh good. Clowns crossed with Slenderman.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

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