Google Doodle Commemorates Birthday Of Edward Gorey – The Master Of The Macabre Illustration

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Today’s Google Doodle commemorates the birthday of the brilliant American illustrator Edward Gorey who passed away in 2000. He would have turned 88 today!

Gorey was a renowned author and illustrator, who was well known for his macabre and sinister drawing style. Over his long career Gorey illustrated a huge range of works, from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. He had a huge cult following and was known to have been a great source of inspiration for infamous movie director Tim Burton and successful metal band, the Nine Inch Nails as well as many many others.
In his own books, the characters (often children) would often find themselves succumbing to bizarre and unusual deaths or accidents. He was famous for his eccentricity, often wearing flamboyant or preposterous outfits. Continue Reading

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Fabulous Fanart: “Game Of Thrones” Deaths Given The Edward Gorey Treatment

Warning: SPOILER ALERT!!

If you are currently in the middle of watching Game of Thrones or reading the Song of Ice and Fire books then we suggest you don’t look any further as this wonderful little sequence of illustrations features the deaths of the characters in an alphabet primer. So if you are not ready to find out who meets their maker and how then we suggest you leave this page immediately.

If you’ve already completed the book/series then this is something you will definitely enjoy. The illustrations are the work of Deviant Artist Curtana – and they represent all the main character deaths drawn in the style of infamously macabre American illustrator/writer Edward Gorey.

Curtana’s drawings are deviously dark yet delightfully humorous, obviously I can’t be sure, but I think the late great Mr. Gorey would approve!Continue Reading

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