Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Specter from the Magician's Museum

One of Edward Gorey's more striking dust jacket designs for the John Bellairs/Brad Strickland series was created for The Specter from the Magician's Museum. Published in 1998 by Dial Books for Young Readers, the wrap around dust jacket painting is beautifully surreal. I saw the painting in person at Gotham Book Mart, and without the distractions of the lettering and bar code, it is a truly spectacular work by Edward Gorey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always love seeing the covers Gorey illustrated for Bellairs. Thanks for sharing them!