Clive Barker gets murdery with his own version of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb TiniesS

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 seems a straight homage, but gradually turns more and more grisly.

Barker is collaborating with artist Paulo Andreas Lorca on this project. There's a certain dark humor in Barker's rendition, but he doesn't inflict Gorey's absurdly droll deaths on his characters. This is a far more gruesome—and disturbing—rendition than the original, adding a nightmarish filter to the Gorey-inspired black and white illustrations. The series so far (with the more violent bits included) is up at Barker's Facebook page.

Clive Barker [via Geyser of Awesome]

Clive Barker gets murdery with his own version of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb TiniesS

Clive Barker gets murdery with his own version of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb TiniesS

Clive Barker gets murdery with his own version of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb TiniesS