Edward Gorey 500-piece Dracula Jigsaw Puzzle
Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000), author and illustrator, produced distinctive drawings that created a new genre in graphic storytelling: the sprightly disturbing. Gorey also was a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway, including a celebrated staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula for which he was awarded a Tony. One of Gorey’s stage designs for the play, the image “Dracula in Dr. Seward’s Library” is reproduced in miniature on this puzzle. Puzzle size: 24 x 18 in. Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
Gorey’s drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid. Crosshatched characters and quirky narratives keep Gorey devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. His artworks are collected and treasured throughout the world.