Apr 26, 2012

X is for: Xerxes

I get a kick out of Edward Gorey's work...mostly because he did a lot with cats.

 He also did a series of artwork depicting each letter of the alphabet, proving he was the very first A-to-Zer, only with pen-and-ink instead of a blog.

He published these macabre little sketches in a book called The Gashlycrumb Tinies, the antithesis of a typical children's ABC book  because each page pictured a different way for ...well, go here to read the whole creepy thing.

But take a look at poor Xerxes before you do.

What is his unhappy fate? Guess in the comments before you hop away to see if you're right.


Grover said...

Tickled forever by ants?

Grover said...

Oh ... bit more sinister than I guessed!

Lynn Proctor said...

strange, but interesting :0

S. L. Hennessy said...

Cat aerobics. That's hilarious. My cat's idea of working out is staring at me from his kitty bed.

ilima said...

Wow. Disturbing but wonderful. Yikes.

Nancy Thompson said...

Guess this isn't Xerxes the great Persian warrior, huh?