I’ve been readingBorn to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey and somehow stumbled across a series of animations of interviews with the artist by Benjamin and Jim Wickey that are part of a forthcoming documentary directed by Christopher Seufert. If you’re unfamiliar with Edward Gorey [1925-2000], you might check out his Wikipedia page for an overview or visit his official website. Drawn in Gorey’s trademark style, these shorts are odd, quirky, and fun—which would seem to perfectly mirror the subject. I have no idea when the doc is scheduled for release, but I hope it’s soon.
In the meantime, after you watch this first installment, you can visit YouTube to catch the rest.
Arnie Fenner has worn a number of hats in his career, sometimes several at once. He was a Senior Artist for Hallmark Cards for 19 years, and for the last 14 has been the Senior Art Director for Andrews McMeel Publishing (part of Universal Press Syndicate).
While working in the corporate world, he has also (as time permitted) been a junior partner in the Jankus/Tiber advertising agency, served as art director for Mark Ziesing Books, been a small press publisher (of both books and magazines), and worked as a freelance illustrator and designer.
Fenner has produced many CD and book covers over the years for titles by everyone from Stephen King to Harlan Ellison to Bob Dylan to R.E.M.; he's received medals from the Society of Illustrators, certificates from Communication Arts, and two World Fantasy Awards. He collaborates with his wife, Cathy Fenner, on a wide variety of art books (including retrospectives devoted to Frank Frazetta, Dave Stevens, and Robert McGinnis among others) and the annual SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.
fun animations/stories, thanks for sharing
You’re welcome, Jayna!