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Who is Edward Gorey?

"To take my work seriously would be the height of folly" ~Edward Gorey (1925-2000)

Edward Gorey was an American artist well known for his book illustrations, though he often said he considered himself an author more than an artist. He illustrated the introduction to the BBC's "Mystery!" as well as "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Elliot and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. His own works, often published under pen names that are anagrams or his real name, tend to be dark and humorous. Though many people think he must have been a dark and jaded person to come up with such horrid stuff as people disappearing, children dying, and urns stalking common folk; Edward Gorey actually had a rather bright personality, and an eclectic wardrobe of jeans, sneakers, gaudy rings, and fur coats. His reasoning behind the dark material of his works is that people shouldn't be too comfortable in their lives, and he sought to provide them with some of that necessary discomfort.
We here at the Vinegar works are quite a quiet little group. In the past I've tried to get a thing or two rolling without gaining much momentum.

I've also logged on to my dA account a few times to see that potential members and a rt postings have been waiting so long to be approved that they've expired. I don't want to delay anyone in sharing their art, or keep anyone from joining the group due to my absence.

Since I'm not on here all that much anymore, I'm putting up this little sort of listing asking for anyone interested in taking over The Vinegar Works to message me.

I don't want this group's slow pace to be set by my being a lacking admin. So if anyone would like to take the reigns, please feel free to message me, and I'll figure out a way to put this kettle of fish under your command.

I apologize if you've felt I haven't been doing much with this group. You'd be right, of course.

This might also be a proper place to suggest anything that could be done to improve the group. What would you like to see done? What would you do if you were in charge? Please let me know.

Thank you all.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
Por favor, ¿este grupo está vivo? Muchas Gracias.

Please, is this group still alive? Thanks very much.
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Ed Gorey! :cake:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Halloween approaches...
The group has been featured...
AppleJuiceJadeDear Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Awesome! Thank you!!!
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Quite welcome.
roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
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AppleJuiceJadeDear Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Thanks very much, that's awesome!
roundtower Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for for accepting me in the group.
I love Edward Gorey!.

AppleJuiceJadeDear Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
you are very welcome!
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love Ed Gorey. I have a signed Gashleycrumb Tiinies poster, and even my address book is an Ed Gorey address book.

Books. Cats. Life is Good!
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