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Edward Gorey Inspired GAME OF THRONES Illustrations Are Cute and Goth

If you love the spooky aesthetic of Tim Burton at all, then you can draw a direct line between his work and the artwork of illustrator and author Edward Gorey. For much of the mid-2oth century, Gorey’s illustrations were both Gothic and whimsical, usually depicting scenarios inspired by Victorian and Edwardian settings. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve seen the artwork.

Now (via Laughing Squid) we’ve learned of an artist named Kerry Bell, who has created a series of illustrations featuring Game of Thrones characters in full Gorey style. With 150 characters from the show to choose from, Bell picked her favorites to denote a letter from the alphabet. Each of these is in homage to Gorey’s deliciously dark alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Down below are some of our favorites.

A is for Arya, because lets face it she’s the coolest. Who else was it going to go to, Allister Thorne? Get outta here. Arya all the way.

 

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A is for Arya, lethal and small, . I’m doodling a Gorey-inspired Game of Thrones Alphabet this month because I’m soooo excited for “the first half of 2019” and can’t wait for the ending!!! (at least, the ending that HBO wrote). Hooray!!!! 🎈 . *^These drawings were inspired by Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies. If you haven’t seen those yet – go check them out, they’re awesome!!!** . Warning: there will be spoilers on my IG page this month, so if you haven’t watched the series yet, LOOK AWAY!! 👀 . . . #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday2 #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #doodle #sketchbookdoodle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #blackandwhiteillustration #penandinkillustration #agot #agameofthrones #asoiaf #asoiaffanart #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfanart #edwardgorey #gameofthronesmemes #gameofthronesseason8 #gameofthronesfandom #gameofthronesillustration #drawtober #drawtober2018 #inkart #aryastark #arya

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B is for Bran Stark, who is the most goth character ever. Not just on Game of Thrones, but most goth ever period. He’s like a medieval Joy Division song brought to life. How fitting that he’s the second letter of the alphabet here.

 

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B is for Bran. Things began with a fall, . Warning: there will be Game of Thrones spoilers on my IG page this month, so if you haven’t watched the series yet, LOOK AWAY!! 👀 . . *^These drawings were inspired by Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies. If you haven’t seen those yet – go check them out, they’re awesome!!!** . . #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday3 #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #doodle #sketchbookdoodle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #blackandwhiteillustration #penandinkillustration #agot #agameofthrones #asoiaf #asoiaffanart #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfanart #edwardgorey #gameofthronesmemes #gameofthronesseason8 #gameofthronesfandom #gameofthronesillustration #drawtober #drawtober2018 #inkart #branstark #bran #weirwood #weirwoodtree

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D is for Dany, “her children ablaze.” Yeah, judging from Season 8 episode 5, her children ablaze and lot of other children ablaze. (Too soon?)

 

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D is for Dany – her children ablaze! . Warning: there will be Game of Thrones spoilers on my IG page this month!!! So if you haven’t watched the series yet, LOOK AWAY!! 👀 . . *^These drawings were inspired by Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies. If you haven’t seen those yet – go check them out, they’re awesome!!!** . #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday5 #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #sketchbookdoodle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #blackandwhiteillustration #penandinkillustration #agot #agameofthrones #asoiaf #asoiaffanart #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfanart #edwardgorey #gameofthronesmemes #gameofthronesseason8 #gameofthronesfandom #gameofthronesillustration #drawtober #drawtober2018 #dany #danerys #edwardgorey #danerystargaryen #housetargaryen #drogon #viserion #rhaegal

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Dany’s dearly departed Khal Drogo gets to represent the letter K. And in true Gorey tradition, it’s actually Drogo’s corpse that gets the honor.

 

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K is for Khal Drogo, better off dead, . Warning: there will be spoilers on my IG page this month, so if you haven’t watched the series yet, LOOK AWAY!! 👀 . . *^These drawings were inspired by Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies. If you haven’t seen those yet – go check them out, they’re awesome!!!** . #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday12 #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #doodle #sketchbookdoodle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #blackandwhiteillustration #penandinkillustration #agot #agameofthrones #asoiaf #asoiaffanart #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfanart #edwardgorey #gameofthronesmemes #gameofthronesseason8 #gameofthronesfandom #gameofthronesillustration #drawtober #drawtober2018 #inkart #khaldrogo #drogo #dothraki #khal

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In retrospect, Ygritte was basically right about a certain character knowing nothing.

 

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Y is for Ygritte, who claims Jon knows nothing, . Warning: there will be spoilers on my IG page this month, so if you haven’t watched the series yet, LOOK AWAY!! 👀 . . *^These drawings were inspired by Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies. If you haven’t seen those yet – go check them out, they’re awesome!!!** . #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday26 #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #doodle #sketchbookdoodle #penandink #penandinkdrawing #blackandwhiteillustration #penandinkillustration #agot #agameofthrones #asoiaf #asoiaffanart #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfanart #edwardgorey #gameofthronesmemes #gameofthronesseason8 #gameofthronesfandom #gameofthronesillustration #drawtober #drawtober2018 #inkart #ygritte #ygritteandjon #wildling #beyondthewall #youknownothingjonsnow

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The Edward Gorey inspired art was so liked by Game of Thrones fans that the artist collected them all into a comic called “Monarchy Madness”, which is now on sale in her Etsy store. And you can check out the entire collection of illustrations from A-Z by heading over to her Instagram page.

Images: HBO

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