Monday, August 29, 2011

The Eerie Glory of Edward Gorey

The Eerie Glory of Edward Gorey on AbeBooks: Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was an American illustrator and writer, chiefly remembered for his illustration. Once you've seen a bit of Gorey's work, it becomes instantly recognizable. His art was full of rich, strange characters. Pipe-thin men and women in fancy dress, cats in clothing, fantastical, mythical creatures (including one that looks like a cheerful leech with butterfly wings), treacherous villains and much, much more. One of his earliest and strangest creatures was The Doubtful Guest, a moody and stubborn creature that resembled a furry penguin in high-top sneakers and a striped scarf.

1 comment:

Bill Peschel said...

I loved Gorey's work ever since I encountered his "Amphigory" collection in high school. The perfect gateway drug for someone raised on Mad magazine.