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