I wouldn’t want to meet this fella in a dark forest. Or anywhere, really!
“Jack O’Lantern – Irish Folklore
A wandering Irish spirit. Jack was originally a clever man who had tricked the Devil, and made him promise never to take Jack’s soul. When he eventually died, Jack’s soul had nowhere to go. He carved out a turnip and placed inside it a hell ember the Devil had given him, making a lantern to light his way.”
This is Jack O’Lantern, from the Irish Folktale, and illustrated by Genzoman from his collection Legendary Visions! Featuring legendary and mythical characters from around the world, this is a very cool art book for monster and myth fans, and as you can see, Genzo’s art is pretty phenomenal… and terrifying!