A collection of short poems all telling macabre and twisted tales for children of all ages.
As Roman Dirge, creator, author and artist of LENORE: THE CUTE LITTLE DEAD GIRL describes it, 'This is collection of children's tales for disturbed Children.' From serious sinister one page poems like, 'Critter Pie' and 'Pear Head Man and Bread Boy' to longer stories such as 'The Sideways Man' and the title story, 'Something at My Window is Scratching'. This is Roman at his most macabre best, short stories with creepy stings in their tales. This collection has been recoloured by Roman Dirge approved artist, Adam Bolton who also recoloured Roman's other non-Lenore book, Cat With The Really Big Head.
Roman Dirge created Lenore in 1992 for the San Diego alternative magazine Xenophobe. In 1997 he launched the Lenore comic in the US, which quickly became a publishing phenomenon. In 2009, Titan Books started publishing the new collections in full-colour. Currently Roman is working on issue #11 of the ongoing comic, as well as an all-new book called, I Can Count to Ten as well as an exciting new animated kids show for Nickelodeon.
"I like the wayRomanDirgedraws stuff!"- Neil Gaiman
"An unholy union betweem Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss!" - LA Times
"If you can put at least three ticks next to these five options of: Spike Milligan, Roald Dahl, Tim Burton, Dr. Seuss, and Grimm's Fairy Tales, then you can happily read this book"- Flickering Myth
"Dirge has managed to maintain that lunacy; that firm grasp on childlike celebration of the wonderfully weird, and has given readers a fantastic journey into the depths of it." - Geekmom
"This hardcover edition has a solid binding, glossy pages that highlight the illustrations, and features a cute, if slightly creepy, cover. While definitely not a book for everyone - and one that many may find more disturbing than charming - dark humored individuals may want to take a look, and fans ofLenorewill want to get their hands on this colorful and creepy collection." -Portland Book Review