Edward Gorey was an odd and unusual man yet in spite of that, or maybe because of it, he is one of my favorite illustrators. You’ve most likely seen the “Mystery!” TV show opening with his animation:
Gorey dabbled in many different areas including costume and set design for theater and opera productions but he is known mostly for his illustrating. He wrote and illustrated a large number of short works, many which can be found compiled in the Amphigorey series. He has a very distinctive style that is instantly recognizable and I love looking at what he’s done whenever I can.
So I was pretty excited the other day when I ran across this article. I had never seen any fairy tale illustrations of his before but these are some truly lovely illustrations for the respective stories.
See the article for more information and pictures.