Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thrills & Chills

THRILLS & CHILLS was a magazine published for school-aged children by Scholastic in the mid-'90s. It was designed to appeal to the same readers who were devouring the line of GOOSEBUMPS books by R. L. Stine. It lasted only a dozen issues or so. An issue had 24 interior pages in black and white, and a color cover. It probably wasn't colorful enough for young readers raised on TV, video games and other full-color distractions. I especially like this cover, a take on Grant Woods' AMERICAN GOTHIC by caricaturist and MAD cartoonist Sam Viviano. Cover and pages scanned here are from issue #2.

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