Tagged with Illustrator

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

Outlawed Artist: Tomi Ungerer

Outlawed Artist: Tomi Ungerer

I’ve been meaning to do a post on this fantastic artist and children’s book author for a while. We had several of his books around the house growing up, but one in particular, The Three Robbers (pictured below), was my favorite. It tells the story of three robbers who roam the countryside armed with a blunderbuss, … 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