Now, I had to admit, and this is probably shocking to some of you out there, that I had actually never heard of Edward Gorey before (especially shameful considering what I was working on). This Boston boy gave me a Gorey education. I left Cheers (with a slight buzz), headed to the nearest book store, and picked up an Amphigorey. When I got home and began digging more into Gorey's work, I quickly learned that he is a master of the macabre for children. His books are delightfully weird and the illustrations are superb; there is an exquisiteness to the art that makes it both miniscule and larger than life (or, in the case of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, death personified).
|Find the books here. You'll want his entire bibliography.|
|Find out more about the Gorey House here. The latest exhibit at the Gorey museum is The Envelope Art of Edward Gorey. Why don't we decorate envelopes anymore:(? A lost art.|
|Available for purchase at the Disney Store, Disney Villains section.|