Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Edward Gorrey

Today is the 88th anniversary of the birth of the late Edward Gorrey a writer and artist known for his cutely macabre work.  Gorrey was a cat rather then a dog lover, 
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and lived with many in his home in Cape Cod.  

Today you can visit his former home in Cape Cod

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or you can shop online a the museum store for a plush cat inspired by his cat illustrations
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Here are some of my favorite Gorey illustrations of cats and dogs



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11 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to great artist! His illustrations are very cute. And I love this pretty plush cat!

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  2. We could only see two of the illustrations but they are strangely funny. Nice to remember him on his birthday. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. I do love Edward Gorey. Like many, I was first introduced to his work through Mystery! on PBS.

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  4. I will have to look for his work, its very cool!

    Scarlet thinks the cat's sweater looks like hers from Pugnotes...

    ♥♥♥
    Meredith & Scarlet

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  5. Never heard of him but we love that little house and the cat is so cute xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  6. Happy birthday Edward Gorrey!
    My son was just telling me it was his birthday today. I absolutely love his 'alphabet' illustrations - I have a very bizarre sense of humour.
    Lynne x

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  7. We like the "book in my hand, dog by my side".
    sounds like a perfect way to spend a day.
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  8. Though I never heard of him, he sure did some interesting drawings. Happy Birthday sir.

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  9. I wish him a happy birthday too
    love
    tweedles

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  10. Thank you for the information about this very cool author. Happy Birthday!!

    Loveys Sasha

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  11. i love him! even though the mystery title sequence that he did used to scare me to death when i was a kid! so creepy! i sent out some of this christmas cards last year and my family is still scandalized. haha!

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