Monday, June 25, 2007

ABC's



I love all things macabre. Blame it on my latent goth tendencies. Hence my love for The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. It is an illustrated story of 26 children, one for each letter of the alphabet, and how each meet his or her ghastly demise. Though produced in 1963 in the U.S., it definitely has a European, Edwardian-era feel. According to Wikipedia, Gorey is recognized for an array of work, including set and costume design, screenplays, book illustration, and surrealist art. The The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouthport Massachusetts celebrates all things Gorey. Plus, some LA horror band recording a song called "A Gorey Demise" in his honor!
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Keith said...

When I have a kid, now I know what his/hers first book will be!