Monday, April 13, 2009

Any other Tim Burton and Edward Gorey fans out there?

Monday, April 13, 2009
Back in college, one of my friends gave me the Tim Burton book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy: and Other Stories for my birthday. It was weird, creepy and slightly disturbing; and I instantly fell in love with it. I'm a huge Tim Burton fan :)

Well, I was doing some cleaning earlier today, and when I ran across the book I knew that I had to try and find it online. So, enjoy all you Tim Burton story fans out there :)
After finding that, I decided to track down the Gashlycrumb Tinies alphabet (by Edward Gorey). It's pretty Tim Burton-esque in it's own right (or would Burton be considered Gorey-esque?). Anyway, enjoy :)
Good night all :)



Burton as Gorey-esque definitely. I'd love to do the same kind of illustrations to some Edgar Allan Poe tales...


Not a big Tim Burton fan, I will have to read more of his work:)

Hugs and Mocha,

for the love of pictures

Hi Art :) I know. I used to do some 2D, but mostly mechanical art, in high school - but I wish I could draw like that; and

Hi Stesha :) His work is definitely interesting and hugs right back.

Haley Dawn


ps. thanks for the comment!

for the love of pictures

No problem Haley Dawn. You have a great blog. Thanks for stopping by :)


Gorey and Burton are two of my favorite artists/writers. Most of my artwork was influenced by Gorey. It's why I decided to specialize in pen and ink at art school. Too bad he died before I could meet him. And yes, Oyster boy is sad and funny and tragic all at once.

for the love of pictures

I checked out some of your illustrations. They are amazing, and I can definitely see what you mean about being influenced by Gorey. Very nice, and it is always great to meet another Gorey/Burton fan :) Thanks for stopping by!

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