Inscribed ("To Tom!") and dated 2010 by the artist with a full-page drawing of a dragon!
From the publisher:
Open the cover of William Stout: Hallucinations and take a guided tour of worlds both familiar and unknown if you dare!
Taking his cue from Arthur Rackham and other legendary creators of early 20th century storybook illustration, a modern master of the visual arts--William Stout--presents his impressions of the strange and sometimes terrible inhabitants of the worlds of literature, cinema and popular imagination.
Freshly returned from his latest tour of far-flung and fanciful lands, the multi-award-winning artist presents illustrations that capture the very essence of the good folk and odd creatures who populate the dark woods and sun-filled glades of Aesop's Fables, who wander the wonder-filled roads of the Land of Oz or who tread the blood-red soil of the planet called Barsoom, which we know as John Carter's Mars. Be they animal, vegetable or mythic in nature, Stout's ink-and-watercolor images breathe vibrant life into crafty fox and humble scarecrow, terrifying sea serpent and deadly dragon alike.