The Nightmare Before Christmas Written & Illustrated by Tim Burton [1993 FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]

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FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING [1993] HYPERION BOOKS OF CHILDREN

Oversized hardcover with dust jacket.  DJ has visible shelf wear but is overall in very good condition.  Book itself is excellent and reads good as new. 


The Nightmare Before Christmas is the first book that Tim Burton has written and illustrated.

Not a direct adaptation of the movie. Instead, this is the original poem Tim Burton had written and proposed to the Studios when he worked as a Disney Animator in the late seventies and early eighties. A poem with his original illustrations accompanying his stanzas. Artwork that is instantly recognizable with its German expressionism and its faerie colors, and character designs. 

Meet Jack Skellington. He's in charge of making Halloweenland the coolest creepy place around. But when Jack suddenly grows bored with tricks and treats, he goes searching for new ways to celebrate...and he finds them in Christmas Town! Christmas, Jack decides, is just what Halloweenland -- and the world -- needs! He sets out to take over the role of Santa. But can anything good come of a tall and lanky skeleton dressed up as everyone's favorite jolly old elf?