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Stephen Gammell Compilation by ColinMartinPWherman Stephen Gammell Compilation by ColinMartinPWherman
Everyone remembers the magically haunting art of Stephen Gammell from Alvin Schwartz's "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" series of books from the 90s. This Compilation is my homage to the images that captivated me as a little kid. The images I chose to include are my favorites, with my two absolute favorites being the girl with the spiders on her face and the freakishly pale woman with the long face to her left.

Let me know if you'd like an 11x17" printout of this.
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jackfrostfan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Looking at this on Halloween.... Like a mother f-ing boss! :D
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brucelee1325 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
freaking awesome!
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outerdarknesss Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great collage.
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specter-fangal Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer

I love Mr. Gammell's art style. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have become a horror film addict

 

I think the story that really scared me was the one about the dress, I think that was the reason I didn't want to go to Prom, my mind reminded me of that story X'D

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DanielGarner Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Exactly what was needed. Everything that scared me to shit when I was in third grade, now compiled together.
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Kyler-Thy-Ripper Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think The wolf girl is a true story beacuse when a child parents died like a new born baby the animals know that they need a mom and dad beacuse they know how we feel they got feelings like us. And I sick of people hunting these creatures and captureing every one that got rasied by an animal
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Kyler-Thy-Ripper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
can anyone figure the characters what they are supposed to be? are these storys true? if they are i'm a grabbing my airsoft shotgun i'm pretty certain folklores are based on real evants
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MKFan12 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't think monsters come after people who misspell "events".
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morqwal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ok, ive been looking all over, and ive seen all of these pictures, except that pig thing with shoes. where is that from?
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itanatsu-chan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sucks how they replaced the original artwork in the books with some pictures that aren't even remotely terrifying.
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joker104 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Artist
I love this its SOOO Awesomee, !!! Faved, !! And i have all of his books also , sooo cool the stories and stephens illustrations , they were so other worldly creepy, :D!!
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PinkChocobo101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This is AWESOME. Nice Job.
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Daniel-SG Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, the Red Spot drawing was so creepy (and still is). It's not even the spiders, it's the girl that is scary. She just looks so wrong....from her facial structure to her eyes, everything is wrong and I love it!
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Paper-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember reading these from my high school library!!! :dummy:

oh what beautiful work he's done! so simple yet he was able to draw with talent!!!
Thank you for posting this up!!! <3

would you happen to know if Stephen Gammel himself has a dA account? :3
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Hennesey Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Creepy stuff. I'm afraid of my nightmares and this collage reminds me of it.
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LordOfAwesomeTown Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Nice!
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akemiusagi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG the spider face girl was one of the ones that scared the shit out of me.
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Beatleboy247 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Artist
Tell me about it
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TheLionQueenATLA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU and FAVORITE
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the-sin-of-sloth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
The stories wernt scary in the least but the artwork..... I still love the illustrations just like I did as a child!
When I was a child, reading those books in a heavily religious school and neighborhood provided some of the best memories of my life HAHA
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ColinMartinPWherman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, that's great.
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mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Those Books used the crap out of me, the pics helped. Gotta say this is kinda awesome
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ColinMartinPWherman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
welcome
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InvaderAresX Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thease were fantastic books, Stephens art was what made the stories even scarier.
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ColinMartinPWherman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Yep.
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InvaderAresX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod:
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amber-in-chains Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
very nice!
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ColinMartinPWherman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks Amber. :D
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goodbyebridge86 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
This is SO awesome. To this day these drawings still give me the creeps and a huge dose of nostalgia <3
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ColinMartinPWherman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I completely agree, they're so great. Thanks for likin' this. :D
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goodben Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Nice! :w00t: sucks that there not making any more, I loved his art style
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ColinMartinPWherman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks! :) And yeah, his art was just perfect for these books. He really should've continued drawing stuff like this in other books.
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