Edward Gorey Sticker Book / ISBN 9780764963438 / a soft cover book with staple binding, 8 pages with more than 180 reusable paper stickers (50 different designs), book trim size is 8.5 x 11 inches, from Pomegranate
Within this sticker book, 50 of Edward Gorey’s characters from several of his books are presented multiple times in various sizes. The Black Doll, Category, Dancing Cats, The Doubtful Guest, The Epiplectic Bicycle, andThe Gashlycrumb Tinies are all represented. There are 185 stickers in all, with images of Count Dracula, ice-skating polar bears and alligators, several figbashes in ballet slippers, children astride weird dogs, and more. Have fun stickering!
Artist and author Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is beloved for the boundless imagination and sharp humor exhibited in his more than 100 published works. Gorey was also a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions, including a staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which he won a Tony. He had a profound affection for literature, film, ballet, and animals. Cats and other odd creatures appear in many of his crosshatched illustrations. His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents facing unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s Cape Cod home, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, is now a museum celebrating his life and work.