Friday the 13th, and the Inkpot wants to brighten your day. How?

Writer death masks!

The big dog.




The author of Gulliver’s Travels, one of the very earliest funny books that boys are sure to enjoy!



The author of that pioneering YA novel, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man:

If a woman wanted to be immortalized this way apparently it helped to be a queen, but never fear, Lady EmFak searched and found two masks to share, one whose name you might not know, one that you certainly will!

A 19th Century American writer, perhaps best known for her presence in several Childe Hassam paintings and her true crime story, A Memorable Murder.

And the Grande Dame of our art:

Well, okay. Not really. You knew that, right?