Monday hero: Edward Gorey

I don't know how this is possible, but untill recently the work of the American writer and -first and foremost- illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) had escaped my attention!

I can't remember ever having seen his books, but will look out for them now.

Not only are his illustration beautifully sparse, with not a detail too many, they are also extremely funny, often with a pitchblack undertone.

Like a cross between Aubrey beardsley and Maurice Sendak.


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