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The Edward Gorey House is pleased to announce our 2014 special exhibit

Edward Gorey's fantod

F is for Fantods

The 28 Books of Edward Gorey’s Fantod Press 

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The Fantod Press published such illustrious writers and illustrators as Ogdred Weary, Mrs Regera Dowdy, Eduard Blutig, O. Müde, Raddory Gewe, Edward Pig, Garrod Weedy, Aedwyrd Gore, and someone named Om. All of them have one very important thing in common. All were Edward Gorey.

The centerpiece of the Edward Gorey House’s 2014 season, which opens April 17, is F is for Fantods – The 28 Books of Edward Gorey’s Fantod Press. Resorting to the sure-fire means of getting one’s book published by becoming a publisher, Edward Gorey created The Fantod Press in 1962. His first title, writing as Ogred Weary, was The Beastly Baby, a small tale concerning a particularly unpleasant infant. Every publisher to which Gorey had pitched the work had rejected it. Over several decades, 27 more titles appeared with the Fantod Press imprint and wearing various author and illustrator names, names that were often anagrams of Gorey’s own. In addition to his frequent works for larger publishers, book-cover designs and magazine illustrations, set designs and theatrical puppet entertainments, the Fantod titles became an important part of Gorey’s work. ... Click to Read On >>

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Past Exhibitions

Edward Gorey Vinegar Works Edward Gorey's Vinegar Works

Edward Gorey's Vinegar WorksPublished in 1963 as a slip cased collection of three books intended to instruct, appall and amuse, The Vinegar Works, Three Volumes of Moral Instruction by Edward Gorey celebrates its golden anniversary this year. A special exhibition of artwork from the three volumes, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Insect God, and The West Wing, will be on display at The Edward Gorey House beginning April 18, 2013 and continuing ... Click to Read On >>

Edward Gorey Envelope Art Edward Gorey's Envelope Art

Edward Gorey's Envelope Art The book "Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer" and our new exhibit "Envelope Art of Edward Gorey" provides a rare glimpse into this unusual collaboration. This exhibit also includes many other illustrated and colored envelopes, to family and friends from the 1940’s to the 1970’s.

Edward Gorey and the Performing Arts Edward Gorey and the Performing Arts

Edward Gorey and the Perfoming Arts exhibit featured a wide-range of Edward Gorey's works for the performing arts, including work he did at Harvard, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, his 'entertainments' on Cape Cod, and many more..

Artful Associations: Edward Gorey Illustrates Famous Authors "Artful Associations: Edward Gorey Illustrates Famous Authors"

Edward Gorey Illustrates Famous Authors the exhibit featured a wide-range of Edward Gorey's works for other authors, including Hillaire Belloc, Florence Heide, Edward Lear, T.S. Eliot, John Updike, Muriel Sparks, and many more. This exhibit showcased original pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings and watercolors. Many works in the exhibit are unpublished; some are on loan from private collections and have never before been on public display, creating a special opportunity for even the most serious Gorey fans and collectors to see works exhibited for the first time.

Gorey's Creatures ~ Real and Imagined "Gorey's Creatures ~ Real and Imagined"

Gorey's Creatures ~ Real and Imagined the exhibit featured a wide-range of animals and creatures from Gorey's ever popular cats and bats, to bugs and slugs, and the imaginary characters Figbash and Skrump.

This exhibit showcased original pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings and watercolors, along with some of Gorey's hand-sewn stuffed creatures.

Many works in the exhibit are unpublished; some are on loan from private collections and have never before been on public display, creating a special opportunity for even the most serious Gorey fans and collectors to see works exhibited for the first time.

Cool it with Books "Cool it with Books"

Cool it with Books the exhibit Celebrated Edward Gorey's Children's Books. The exhibit showed many of Gorey's original pen and ink, watercolor, and preliminary pencil illustrations for children's books of his own creation, and for other noted children's authors including Peter Neumeyer, Florence Parry Heide, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, T. S. Eliot, and others. Special books such as Gorey's only pop-up book, The Dwindling Party and the three-dimensional accordian book The Tunnel Calamity were highlighted. A unique focus of the exhibit was early drawings and illustrations by Gorey from his childhood years. Click here to read the press release in PDF format.