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B is for Basil assaulted by bears

I’m wondering if we’re about to see another Edward Gorey resurgence, something that seems to come along every ten years or so.

He published small illustrated books beginning in the 50s; at the time (pre-graphic novels), they looked like children’s books. ┬áReally macabre children’s books.

There’s an exhibit I read about on this blog post, which included the illustration above, from his alphabet, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, which begins “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs.” ┬áThe whole thing is here.

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