I saw a wonderful exhibit of Gorey's work at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco in 1993. The museum had a limited supply of signed books and museum catalogs by Gorey, which I snapped up!
And here is the man himself, in one of his many beloved fur coats (he stopped wearing fur altogether, rightly calling it "cruelty to animals"), and with a few of his many, many cats.
And for fun, here is the PBS "Mystery!" opening credits...
Happy Birthday, Mr. Gorey!
His home on Cape Cod is now a museum whose profits go toward protecting animals, particularly dogs, cats, bats, and insects.