Sunday, November 27, 2005

Gorey Art for Sale

Up for grabs at ebay this week are two pieces of original Edward Gorey art. First, two interior illustrations from The Trolley to Yesterday (1989) on one piece of paper: the hand and sword pointing at a lit candle (page 120) and the mysterious tabergan (page 107). The second piece paper contains the ink drawing of the rebus clue from The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull (1984), the capital letter "L" covered with leafy vines (page 52). The seller notes both pieces were originally purchased at the Gotham Book Mart in Manhattan. If you've got the money...good luck!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

What's Gorey's Story?

Elizabeth Tamny writes in the Chicago Reader of the formative years of Edward Gorey:

Time Capsule: 1985

November, 1985 - A tip of the hat (so it can suck your scalp dry) to Brother Tentacles! Twenty years ago this November we learned just how sinister the Windrow clan truly was. John Bellairs’s fourth adventure in the Johnny Dixon series introduced us to, not only the malevolent Zebulon, but also his unforgettable familiar - the short, hunched figure with tentacles that roams the Windrow estate in New York. The Revenge of the Wizard’s Ghost continued the Windrow saga, as started the year before in The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull, making for a delightful one-two punch from some of the author’s best-remembered villains.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

26th Annual Christmas Candlelight Walk

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: five of Marshall, Michigan’s historic homes will open their doors to visitors during the upcoming Holiday Season. Participants will walk with a guide from home to home in a group of about 30 people. There are four start times to choose from, and you will receive final details prior to the tour.

When: December 10, 11, 2005
Time: Early Tour 4:30 pm; Late Tour 6:45 pm

Links:
Marshall Historical Society
Marshall Chamber of Commerce

#JohnBellairs