Tagged with Artist

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Today this brilliant artist would have been 88 years old. Why not celebrate by picking up a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, or even just petting a cat? On this wintry day in February, I salute you, Edward Gorey. I salute you.    

Edward Gorey: Artist of Contradictions

Edward Gorey: Artist of Contradictions

Continuing with the theme of artists who defy typical boundaries of category and genre, I wanted to mention one of my all-time favorite controversial artist/authors, the ever-enigmatic Edward Gorey. Three new editions of Gorey’s books were released this fall by Pomegrante press: “Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert & the Deadly Blotter” and “The Osbick Bird.” … Continue reading

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

I wanted to do a post in honor of Maurice Sendak, who died today at the age of 83, after a lifetime of writing and illustrating. I grew up reading and loving his books alongside countless other kids around the world, and as an adult grew to appreciate his bizarre and imaginative work even more. … Continue reading