Saturday, August 08, 2009
From The New Yorker's description:
The Morgan Library & Museum held a special screening of Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird, a documentary, directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe, about the life and work of the New Yorker cartoonist of the gleefully macabre bent. (The screening was presented in conjunction with the museum's exhibition On The Money: Cartoons for The New Yorker). Wilson illustrated this short animated adaptation (also directed by Jaffe) of It Was a Dark and Silly Night, a story by Neil Gaiman, the author of (among many, many other works) Coraline, a movie which was celebrated by David Denby.
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