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Shocking & Offensive? Bad Children Book Art

Do The Bukowski

It’s rare that my mouth drops open when carousing the internets. Which, I suppose is good; reactionary I am not. A blogger needs to have that sort of thick skin.

However.

This illustrated series, “Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children’s Books From the 1940s Through 1960s.” by Bob Staake, really had my eyes bugging out a few times.

I suppose because, in essence, they are all just so wrong. Becasue they feature children, of course. Some people don’t like satire, slapstick or any form of dark/sick humour at all. Some people like it in small doses and it seriously messes with tender sensibilities should it ever revolve around children.

Me? I’m not so sure. I must admit, that I laughed out loud at more than a few of these twisted ‘classics’. I suppose I love being offended. What do you think?


  • The New Hydroponic Weed Growing Guide 1 of 7
    The New Hydroponic Weed Growing Guide
    A new generation of cannabis farmers? Don't be too offended! It gets better (or worse).
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz
  • Doll House Homicide 2 of 7
    Doll House Homicide
    Oh that silly Sally and Sammy. Always up to mischief.
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz
  • Dark Truths 3 of 7
    Dark Truths
    Unfortunately, this one rings rather of true in a number of ways throughout history. Academically and socially - there's a lot of sweeping under the rug oing on.
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz
  • Do The Bukowski 4 of 7
    Do The Bukowski
    No biggie. Nothing to see here. Move right along.
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz
  • Say It Ain’t So 5 of 7
    Say It Ain't So
    Just. Gah. Although I must admit the little tag line, "A Beware of Authority Figures In a Position of Power Book" crosses me as rather brilliant. You?
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz
  • Toddler & Tiaras Circa 2025? 6 of 7
    Toddler & Tiaras Circa 2025?
    This is scary because it's horrifyingly close to coming true.
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz
  • Children of the Corn 7 of 7
    Children of the Corn
    For some reason this reminds me of Flowers In The Attic. V.C. Andrews' books? Now those are some gothic (world re-known, best-selling, loved by many) literary pieces of fiction.
    Photo Credit: Juxtapoz

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Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Creative Director. Social Media & Branding Consultant. Regular writer on Disney Baby. Part-time big-mouth & frequent foot-eater. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.

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