Edward Gorey had a great beard.
As if that wasn’t enough folks,
He also happened to be one of the most talented illustrators and storytellers of his time.
This guy is a major influence to me.
Matter of fact,
I’d be willing to bet that without Edward Gorey,
Tim Burtons’ films would be totally different.
Have you ever seen any of Tim Burtons’ illustrations as he thinks out the look of characters for his movies?
Maybe I’ll dig them out for another post one day.
Back to Edward Gorey.
Heard of him?
Quick, Read this.
Edward Gorey is long gone.
But he left a helluva lot of good work behind him including my own personal favourite:
“The Gashlycrumb Tinies” is a book.
An alphabet book with 26 children representing (Yep, you guessed it!) the 26 letters of the alphabet.
Ol’ Edward Gorey wasn’t your average storyteller or illustrator.
He was dark.
In “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” each of the 26 children die 26 different ways.
And luckily for you,
Someone has put a wee video together: