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.