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A writer/illustrator/set designer who was known for his macabre themes and victorian-style illustrations.
Have you seen Edward Gorey's set for Dracula? It's incredible.
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1925-2000

an aloof, eccentric, absurdly talented author and illustrator well known for his illustrated stories, many of which are unplaceably illboding or passively macabre, in tone or outright. his characters seemed to be placed in another time, from 1900 through 1930 perhaps, and there was something in his art and humor that caused many fans to initially mistake him for either English or dead. his style of drawing varied considerably from book to book, some illustations impossibly detailed and dark (The West Wing), others less so (The Eclectic Abecedarium). he lived in New York City for a while, and then on Cape Cod.
The Ghastlycrumb Tinies, an alphabet of dead children, may be his best known book.
by dagger_grrl June 02, 2004
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