Dead Children Playing

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Dead Children Playing
Dead children playing 2007.jpg
Cover of second edition, 2007.
Author Stanley Donwood
Thom Yorke
Illustrator Stanley Donwood
Thom Yorke
Cover artist Stanley Donwood
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Naked Guides Ltd (2007)
Verso Press United States (2007)
Publication date
28 February 2007
30 October 2007
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 80 pages
ISBN 978-1-84467-170-0
OCLC 171111203
741.660922 22
LC Class N6768 .D667 2007

Dead Children Playing (first edition titled 'Dead Children Playing: A Picture Book') is a picture book by Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke (under the alias of "Dr. Tchock") featuring artwork that has been used on English alternative rock band Radiohead's albums between 1996 and 2003, and on Thom Yorke's album The Eraser.[1] The book also contains works of art that have not previously been released, made between 1999 and 2005.[2]


The first edition of Dead Children Playing was released in 2006, designed to accompany Donwood and Yorke's art exhibition at the Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, Spain,[3] from November 26 to December 16.[4][5] The book quickly sold out and was re-released in 2007.

The second edition was released on 1 October 2007 by Verso Publishing. This edition included 12 more pages than the original printing, containing writings that are also available on Donwood's website.[2] The second edition also had a different cover: "Manhattan" from the series of artwork that accompanied Radiohead's 2003 album Hail to the Thief.


  1. ^ "2nd edition 'Dead Children Playing' out now". 28 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Taglibro 8: Screenprints, Books & 6 Inch Records". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ Donwood, Stanley. "Dead Children Playing". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Radiohead news wrap-up". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  5. ^ "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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