The Writer's Portraits...Edgar Allan Poe

I just started a new illustration series of my favorite writers and literary heroes.  I love the classics of literature, especially the more gothic tales. Here is the first in the series...

Say hello to Edgar Allan Poe! This illustrated portrait is inspired by my favorite Poe story, "The Black Cat". It's one of my favorite of his gruesome tales. If you don't know the story you can read it here. It is definitely the stuff of nightmares.

 Debra Styer,  Edgar Allan Poe and the Black Cat , 2013

Debra Styer, Edgar Allan Poe and the Black Cat, 2013

 Samuel Masury and S. W. Hartshorn,  Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe , 1848More about this photo  here .

Samuel Masury and S. W. Hartshorn, Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, 1848More about this photo here.

And of course, you can find my Mr. Poe art print in my shop here.

I just love his gloomy old face, don't you?

Hope you like him!