One of my favorite, most favorite, most favoritest-favorite artist in the whole world is the wonderful Edward Gorey. He was not only an illustrator, but a prolific author as well. His work speaks to my soul, and always has. So, for Halloween Eve, please enjoy one of my favorite Edward Gorey stories:
For more on Edward Gorey:
an article here
Edward Gorey House
The Gorey Details (I love this one!)
and of course the Wikipedia site.