Saturday, October 30, 2021

Gorey Style

 Vogue recognizes Edward Gorey's unique sense of style and his sartorial influences in this entertaining article.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Voyage with a Vampire


The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust has been working on expanding their website and a new feature introduced this past week is a Gorey blog. Entries for the blog will be written by different authors on a variety of Gorey related subjects. To kick off this exciting new feature to their website, the Trust invited me to write an entry that would be appropriate for this time of year. The resulting essay, Voyage with a Vampire can be seen here:

Friday, October 8, 2021

The Simpsons Go Gorey...Again


Every October, The Simpsons produces a Halloween themed program titled Treehouse of Terror that consists of several short horror story segments. This year the have channeled Edward Gorey for The Telltale Bart.

In this segment, a faux Vincent Price is reading Maggie a bedtime story in rhyming couplets ala Edward Gorey extolling Bart's misdeeds during each month of the year. This is not the first time The Simpsons have honored Mr. Gorey with an animated segment - see my post from October 13, 2018 for the Too Short Story

 To view The Telltale Bart on YouTube, go HERE.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Goreyana's 13th Anniversary


2007/08 was a dark time for Edward Gorey collectors. The Gotham Book Mart, the mainline source not only for Gorey books, merchandise and original artwork, but also for information had closed permanently in 2007. Most book dealers would have a few Gorey items in stock, but there was no longer a centralized location for information and collectors were for the most part on their own, clinging to their 1996 copies of Goreyography by Henry Toledano and old catalogs from various book dealers and auction houses for reference. The seminal Elegant Enigmas traveling exhibition would not materialize until 2009, and the only physical location to experience the works of Edward Gorey was The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.

As a way to re-energize myself and reconnect with my collection, I created this Goreyana blog on October 5, 2008. My intention was to show pieces from my collection, inform interested parties about Gorey happenings, pass along many of the stories that I had gathered over the years and hopefully begin conversations with others interested in Edward Gorey and his works. Thirteen years of diligent posting have not dampened my curiosity and enthusiasm for all things Gorey and I look forward to creating upcoming posts that everyone will find informative and entertaining.

- Irwin Terry