This week I've been enthralled by the work of John Kenn Mortensen. He seems to have been deeply influenced by Edward Gorey, although he adds a bit more of a modern sensibility to his finely crafted drawings, he somehow still seems grounded in a bygone era of black veiled sick rooms, gas-lit alleyways, and haunted cottages. Done with a regular pentel-style pen on post-it notes.
The quality and charm of his work is undeniable, no matter what the medium.
Mortensen, according to his blog, writes and directs TV shows for
kids. In his spare time, he makes exquisitely morbid little sketches on
Post-It notes. He has published two collections of his work: Post-It
Monsters, and More Post-It Monsters. Simple, elegant and suitably creepy! I love his work and really that wish I'd thought of it!
Check out his work at: http://johnkenn.blogspot.com/