Edward Gorey really fascinates me because his work seems timeless. For over 40 years he created these weird time consuming drawings and they never get old. Even the old ones feel like they were born yesterday. His line work is whats really breathtaking. You can really see how passionate he is about these wonderful drawings. His work is often cynical or humorous. His Gashlycrumb Tinies is pretty popular and is a really funny book about children dying. If that sounds horrifying to you than you probably haven't read it, which means you should. His style is perfect for the type of subject matter he covers. Its creepy and etched, meticulously detailed, and often only black and white. You can get lost in the detail he puts on wallpaper, or a design on the rug. Your eyes may stray from blood splatter to the lines in a tree. It's the effort of the whole piece that makes it really work.