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Kevin McDermott was born in Lorain in 1964. He graduated from Lorain Catholic High School. He met artist-illustrator Edward Gorey in 1985 as an acting student at New York University performing in the premier production of Gorey's "Tinned Lettuce".
He has worked as an actor, producer (producing two of Gorey's shows off-Broadway), graphic designer, and photographer. He also helps maintain the Edward Gorey archive. He lives in New York City. Elephant House is his first book.
McDermott states: "I photographed the home of my friend, the author/illustrator Edward Gorey the weekend after he died. This book is a tribute to him - his humor, kindness & unique sense of the world."