I find myself seeing imaginary crows out of the corner of my eyes, trees reveal themselves skeleton-like without their leaves and I spot giant spiders and hanging corpses as I drive home in the early darkness. The weekend of Halloween has arrived–and with it all the pageantry of the macabre. Illustrators have been creating the memorable imagery of nightmares for books for years, binding the stories to our imagination. Edgar Alan Poe had amazing imagery in his early editions, and the work of two illustrators come to mind. The work of the french artist, print maker, illustrator and sculptor Gustave Doré memorably illustrated the 1884 version of The Raven. Later, the Irish illustrator Harry Clarke created a series of illustrations for Poe’s stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination. He also worked in stained glass and was involved in…