Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Little Edward Gorey, in keeping with the season, plus a video!

In case you are not familiar with Edward Gorey (and you might not be if you don't have a macabre sense of humor) here is a mini- introduction:

Edward St. John Gorey (1925 - 2000) was an American writer, illustrator and designer most noted for his offbeat sense of humor and gothic sensibilities.

He created over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions (including a Tony award for his costume design for the Broadway revival of the play Dracula); a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times, and in books by a wide array of authors from Charles Dickens to Edward Lear, Samuel Beckett, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Florence Heide and many others.

Most folks might know him for his design of the title sequence animation for the PBS Mystery series. (One of Miss Bun's favorites!)

Check out these sites for more info:

The Edward Gorey House
(which you can go and visit on Cape Cod)


Edward Gorey Biography

Last, but certainly not least, take a look at the following very well done YouTube video production (by mandreas) of Gorey's most celebrated illustrated alphabet The Gashlycrumb Tinies in which he disposes of 26 children from A to Z in his signature Edwardian, macabre pen and ink style.  (Miss Bun's favorite is "N is for Neville who died of ennui".)  Enjoy!


  1. heyy i was googling with blogspot as a keyword, i saw this blog many times
    i think it makes me boring coz i always see it, but i wonder how, how can i see in many times

  2. Well, Luc, I don't really have an answer for you. The ins and outs of website hits and related stuff just isn't in my vocab (which is probably a good thing). I just blog and let the stats fall as they may. Where are you from, if I may ask?

  3. Very cool youtube! Love this I will have to look for more of Mr Gorey's works