Saturday, January 9, 2016

Caturday: Edgar Gorey and his Cats

Love this photo of Edgar Gorey and his Cats



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love both pictures! We have two cats who rule the house. Funny how they become the boss! My husband said dogs aren't that way because dogs want to please you, not try to get you to please them.

Did you create the ballet dancing cats?

Liz R
Missouri

Janet Rudolph said...

Hi, Liz, it's an Edgar Gorey illustrations. He did a lot of cats.

Coco Ihle said...

I have several books on Edgar Gorey's drawings and several T-shirts, too. I just love his work!

Marni said...

I visited his home in Yarmouth Port, MA, now a museum. Worth a look if you are in the area and yes, there are cats, plus his raccoon coat and stones and shells he collected along the kitchen windowsill. Fascinating look into his process.

Janet Rudolph said...

Marni, that is so cool! I haven't been there, but next time I'm in MA will make it a point to visit!

annoxford said...

When writing a children's book column, Edward granted me a phone interview regarding a children's book collaboration. I was scared to death as I had heard what a curmudgeon he could be. Not so. He was delightful! And we remained friends by mail for the next few years before he died. During that interview he asked if I would write his biography. I was speechless. "Oh, it's all right," he said. "There's some fellow working on it off and on while waiting for my demise. I often wonder if he's got the real good stuff on me." He laughed. I think I was still stammering. "Don't worry you can still write the definitive one." Just then one of his cats let out a yowl. "Hear that?" he asked. "That's one of my cats. I think there's about 50 of the creatures. They adopt me! I have nothing to do with it."

Marlyn Beebe said...

Edward Gorey.