James Gilleard is an illustrator from the UK who’s work is influenced by 1950s animation, pulp magazines, past future predictions and vintage film posters. He was tasked with creating a illustrated book for the Disney Parks, telling the lore of their Haunted Mansion ride. Although it’s a Disney project, Gilleard didn’t make the creatures and ghouls of his illustrations too sweet and cuddly. The gorgeous images capture the stories behind the ride, and manages to balance creepiness with the family-friendly subject matter.
Check out more from the book, and work in progress shots here.