Today, February 22nd, marks what would have been Edward Gorey's 91st birthday. He was born in 1925 and died April 15, 2000. His numerous pieces of work were usually pen and ink illustrations, often with morbid Victorian/Edwardian themes. He had a very peculiar style, one that is instantly recognizable. His strange and unusual artwork is near and dear to many people's dark hearts, including my own.
Why not celebrate this wonderful artist by throwing around a skull, like the
Victorian ladies in his "Dull Afternoon" above?
Or bake up an impressive birthday cake for Mr. Gorey's ghost!
Happy birthday, Mr. Gorey, and thank you for your wonderful illustrations that will continue to delight many for generations to come.