Ever since I discovered the work of Edward Gorey about ten years ago I have been an addict. His gothic, sometimes macabre, drawings, accompanied by humour so dry it is dessicated, is exactly the kind of thing guaranteed to make me laugh.
Last year there was a buzz on the Internet concerning the publication of a lost book of Gorey drawings called “The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing To Say On Every Dubious Occasion”. The book is an etiquette manual which gives advice on such topics as what to say when you have been seduced at a seance, and other such unlikely scenarios. It seems the book will not be released here until 2010 but it is available to pre-order on Amazon.
Cover of The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey