Sunday, May 5, 2013

the Doubtful Guest

I've been a fan of Edward Gorey for a loooong time..... maybe 40 years. If you don't know him, you might know his work. He did a lot of book jackets, and he did the PBS Mystery! series animated intro. I love his macabre sense of humor. The Gashlycrumb Tinies is one of my favorites. Check it out.  I always identified with N is for Neville who died of ennui.  

One of his iconic characters is the eponymous the Doubtful Guest.

Here is the drawing from Gorey's Leaves from a Mislaid Album.

I decided to make him into a dimensional character. 

Here he is in 3D. He's done in canvas and has a knitted scarf and embroidered tennis shoes.

 He's been uncharacteristically well behaved so far, no disappearing watches or ripped books.