The following illustrations by Japanese artist Gōjin Ishihara depict the end of the world, prehistoric man playing pro ball, and sundry scenes from Hell...and they're all out of children's books and magazines! These books definitely weren't bedtime story material.

Check out Pink Tentacle for a larger sampling of Isahara's mad children's art.

[Spotted on Comics Alliance]

Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Frozen planet (Year X: End of the World, 1975)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Dark star gravity (Year X: End of the World, 1975)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Nostradamus (Psychics of the World, 1974)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Precognition of plane crash (Mysteries of the Body, 1973)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Prehistoric man as modern-day security guard (Prehistoric Man, 1970)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Prehistoric man as modern-day wrestler (Prehistoric Man, 1970)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Prehistoric man as modern-day baseball player (Prehistoric Man, 1970)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Gorgon (Illustrated Book of World Monsters, 1973)


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Kappa (river imp), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972


Apocalyptic visions and caveman baseball - Gōjin Ishihara's kids art

Burning Hell (Illustrated Book of Hell, 1975)