Author(s): Edward Gorey
What more mayhem could possibly ensue in the drawing room of this mysterious manufacturing magnate? Frawgge Mfrg Co seems to have become a resounding success, if its apparent founder’s handsome top hat and plush, fur-lined overcoat are any indication. But looking stoically down from his portrait on the frog-papered wall, our beloved titan of industry must be wondering what sort of nightmare his success hath wrought. Here is artist-author Edward Gorey (1925–2000) at his darkly mischievous best, portraying a cloud of chaos and doom hanging over the impeccably manicured trappings of a vaguely Victorian society.