Edward Gorey


A recent post on the excellent Covenger and Kester has made me aware of the work of Edward Gorey, an American writer and illustrator who almost never left his Cape Cod home, was an avid consumer of pop culture (he was a big fan of Cheers), and rarely missed a performance of the New York City Ballet.

A choice quote from his Wikipedia entry:

Because of the settings and style of Gorey’s work, many people have assumed he was British; in fact, he only left the U.S. once, for a visit to the Scottish Hebrides.”