Ben Wickey is a Massachusetts-born artist, writer, and animator. In 2010, he won the Edward Gorey House’s Fantastagorey Award for book illustration. He has since worked closely with the museum, providing Gorey sculptures including the stuffed “Fantod” which can be seen on display in this year’s exhibit. Wickey has created works for such notaries as Griff Rhys Jones, Liv Ullman, The John Updike Society, and Ki Longfellow-Stanshall,  author and widow of British eccentric, Vivian Stanshall. He is currently providing animation for Christopher Seufert’s upcoming documentary, GOREY, which chronicles the artist’s last days. He will be attending the California Institute of the Arts in the fall of this year.