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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy


Lethal White Robert Galbaraith
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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Tim Burton

ISBN 9780571345106

Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton - the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Nightmare Before Christmas, among others - now gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.















The Author

Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in cinemas.










Reviews, News & Interviews:

Burton's creepy stories conjure up the fantastical, even the slightly demented. Entertainment Weekly
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy exquisitely conveys the pain of an adolescent outsider. Like Tim Burton's movies, the work manages to be both childlike and sophisticated, blending the innocent with the macabre. New York Times