"The Halloween Tree" by Ray Bradbury
This is the cover art for one of the editions of Ray Bradbury's 1972 book "The Halloween Tree". As you can see, the costumed character, pumpkin decorations and tree on the front create an optical illusion of a human skull, another symbol of Halloween.
I know that the artist Joseph Mugnaini - who collaborated many times with Mr. Bradbury - is credited as the illustrator for the images inside the book, but I don't believe he did this cover. Anybody know the artist?
This illustration on the cover of another edition of
"The Halloween Tree" is definitely by Joseph Mugnaini.
If you're a fan of skull optical illusions (and really, who isn't?), take a look at these other skull memento mori posts here at Deceptology>>