Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Doll Collector Magazine

The August/September 1990 issue of Dolls - The Collector's Magazine included an article called Give Them A Good Fright by John Darcy Noble. In this essay, the author talks about how 18th & 19th century toys and books were used as cautionary tales to the children of the time.

Mr. Noble establishes a direct influence of these tales and the popularity of works by Edward Gorey. The author also relates how he once used hand made stuffed animal toys by Mr. Gorey to decorate a Christmas tree for the Museum of the City of New York, and the now well known tale of the many stuffed creatures in Mr. Gorey's home that were disemboweled by mice.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Portrait of An Artist Taking a Walk

Portrait of Edward Gorey
by Ben Wickey
A recently commissioned pen, ink, and watercolor portrait

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ben Wickey

Ben Wickey is an immensely talented young artist, illustrator, and film maker. Mr. Wickey's wondrous animations are set to enhance the upcoming (hopefully sometime soon) documentary about Edward Gorey by Christopher Seufert.

Still at the beginning of what promises to be a long career, the singular look and dark humor of Ben Wickey's work calls to mind artists like Edward Gorey, Tim Burton, Ralph Steadman and Henry Selick.

To see works in progress and all of the Edward Gorey animations by Ben Wickey, visit his website HERE.