Happy 88th Birthday Edward Gorey
Interesting: if you Google "Edward Gorey" the search engine also suggests that you may like Tim Burton, Maurice Sendak, and Edgar Allan Poe. I couldn't agree more. Most people have at least a nodding acquaintance with Gorey's work. If you doubt me, watch Masterpiece Theater's Mystery night on PBS. The opening sequence is animated Gorey images :)
Now, I know some of you don't lean toward the dark and macabre, but I enjoy a little bizarre twist to the every day. Gorey gave the world that in his works. I have even found Edward Gorey Christmas cards in which a group of Dickensian characters are holding a burial service for a fruit cake. I don't care who you are, that's funny.
Edward Gorey did a production of "Dracula"-
He retold the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" (and I really need to find this!) -
And I even found a site that retells Dr. Who episodes in a Gorey-esque style but the links were all broken. Boo Hiss...(if anyone can find this and it actually works I'd be ever so grateful :D)
If you want to know more this master of macabre and darkly humorous art, check out The Edward Gorey House. It's the perfect site for a grey, blustery, cold winter's day.
Cheers and happy weekend!