Gorey Sci-Fi

Y’all know who Edward Gorey is, right? Not really a cartoonist, but his gothic/Victorian illustrations have been amusing people for decades. If you watch “Mystery!” on PBS, he’s the guy who designed the opening and closing credits. If you’ve ever seen the morbidly hilarious Gashleycrumb Tinies, then you know his work. Many of you are probably more familiar with his works than you think — he has influenced dozens of other artists, illustrators, storytellers, and even filmmakers.

Anyway: Shaenon K. Garrity, creator of the Narbonic webcomic, stumbled upon an old article about Gorey, saw that he was, of all things, a “Star Trek” fan, and was inspired to create her version of how Gorey would’ve designed “The Trouble with Tribbles.”

This is the first panel:


Now go read the whole thing.

(Link via the Daily Illuminator)

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