Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Corey Doctorow via the inimitable posted a fantastic link today to the photo stream of Chris Seufert who had the honor of interviewing the patron saint of all things peculiar for his upcoming documentary Gorey: The Final Days of An American Gothic. The photo stream which contains production stills of both the author and his Cape Cod home includes gems like this one above where you can find an antique writing desk, a potato and a stuffed pink flamingo among the collections of books and pottery. I cannot really imagine that I would be the person I am today if Gorey's thrilling animated opening to Mystery! hadn't caught my eye as a wee lass. It's always a treat to see the items and ambiance that surrounded this master of wit and whimsy in his final years and with even a few shots of his precious cats to be found in the mix it's a must see for Goreyphiles.

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