RIP: Edward Gorey
April 16, 2000 5:06 PM   Subscribe

RIP: Edward Gorey
posted by bjennings (4 comments total)
E is for Edward who came to my attention when I was 12 and read a series of books by John Belairs, about a little boy with a wizard for a grandfather, a witch for a neighbor and a tomboy for a friend and all manner of black magic wielding enemies and houses with clocks in the walls. And while I liked these books immensely, it was always the eerie, evocative sketches done with millions of pen scratches that made me thumb through the books over and over again.

Thank you, Mr. Gorey.

posted by gsh at 8:50 PM on April 16, 2000

The 'net will remember Gorey (lovingly, although likely in violation of copyright) for some time to come. Here are the Gashlycrumb Tinies and some DIY Gashlycrumb Tinies.
posted by bradlands at 11:27 PM on April 16, 2000

I read John Bellairs religiously as a kid, too, and it was the obsessivly cross-hatched and empty-eyed populace of the covers that drew me to them. Edward Gorey (Ogdred Weary, O. Mude :) was something unique to illustration that can never be replaced.
Here are some full Gorey works:
The Beastly Baby
The Raging Tide: or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio
The Iron Tonic
The Epileptic Bicycle
The Bug Book

posted by sonofsamiam at 7:58 AM on April 17, 2000

An old Salon "Brilliant Careers" profile of Edward Gorey.
posted by bradlands at 11:35 AM on April 17, 2000

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