Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
File under: michigan
This year's tour will feature seven homes and will include seven historic museums covering diverse specialties such as unusual architecture, antique home furnishings, Civil War memorabilia, a restored antique post office, Michigan's largest collection of magic memorabilia as well as two art centers. To close out the tour's twenty structures will be one business from Marshall's well-maintained historic business district.
When: September 11-12, 2010
Time: Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 10:00 to 5:00
For more information, including cost, please contact the Marshall Historical Society. Visit the Bellairsia forum to learn about other events.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Though he admits to not having seen the story in decades, he still pays tribute to the tiny saint in his own way.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
- This is one of Mr. Gorey's disjointed dust jacket covers where the image from the rear panel does not flow smoothly into the front. The outdoor scene on the back makes an abrupt change at the edge of the book's spine, with the front cover showing "the underground room". Even so, the front cover portion is one of my favorite paintings created for this book series. The masterful work has only hints of colors, but the mood evoked by the tones fits the story perfectly. Edward Gorey is quoted as saying he painted in "mushroom colors", and this is a perfect example.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Hark! A Vagrant is a web comic created by artist Kate Beaton. It often features literary and historical references and it’s something that John probably would have gotten a kick out of (amateur cartoonist that he was, too). Beaton has done a few series involving Edward Gorey illustrations: old book covers drawn by Gorey are augmented by new art by Beaton that further tells the story of what’s seen on the cover. For example, she recently had some fun with Bellairs’ 1990 Johnny Dixon adventure, The Secret of the Underground Room, and injecting some mislaid humor into what is actually a terrifying scene from the book.