Uncanny pic of the day: Sidney Sime

Image of the day is this superbly eerie illustration by one of my favourite illustrators of the Edwardian era, Sidney Sime. It comes from a 1906 copy of Pall Mall Magazine in my collection. Unlike Rackham, Dulac, Harry Clarke etc Sime is largely forgotten today – unfairly becasue, in my opinion, he is one of the finest illustrators of the macabre and fantastic ever to have put pen to paper. I’m sure I’ll be posting a lot more by Sime over the coming months.

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About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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