Video game characters are always getting stabbed, burned, blasted, electrocuted, and crushed—when they aren't falling to their dooms. So they're perfect for this macabre poem in the style of Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies.
Edward Gorey's alphabetical poem of child death, The Gashycrumb Tinies is a masterpiece of the macabre, and we've seen all sorts of reinterpretations, most recently in Doctor Who and Game of Thrones-themed death rhymes. Horror writer Clive Barker has decided to write his own tribute to Gorey's poem, which at first…
You've seen the exceptionally spoilery Game of Thrones Tinies (seriously, do not click on the link unless you've read all the George R.R. Martin books). Now, check out the Doctor Who Tinies, better titled The Gallifreycrumb Tinies!
Check out Game of Thrones' great death scenes, recreated like The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Watch as almost every death from Game Of Thrones is illustrated and rhymed into the alphabet.
We've seen tons of interpretations and reinterpretations of classic fables and fairytales, often filtered through layers of Disney. Edward Gorey's illustrations of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, and Rumpelstiltskin are wholly his own, adding his understated touch to those classic stories.
Edward Gorey was the master of understated terrors, and if he'd ever illustrated the madness-inducing monsters of HP Lovecraft, they might look like John Kenn Mortensen's Post-It Monstres, in which horrific beasts loom over remarkably unperturbed kiddies.