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.