Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was both an author and an illustrator. His work has the appearance of children's books, but are often too dark for kids. He is known for writing and illustrating his own stories, but he also illustrated books by other authors as well. He has a macabre style, very similar to Tim Burton. If you would like to read a short story follow the link below. The picture on the right is the cover of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, the title of the poem that is linked below.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a great example of Gorey's work; it is a dark, morbid, cautionary tale, that is almost (dare i say) comical. Each line comes with its own illustration, each done by Gorey himself. It is done in a children's book style, but as you can tell, it is for much older audiences.


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