Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos by Kerry Gammill and J. David Spurlock
Hardcover – Vanguard – Mar 2007 – 159 pages
Basil Gogos changed the face of classic horror with his film monster portrait art. Like a bizarro-world Norman Rockwell, he created magazine covers of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. the Phantom of the Opera, and countless others in horrifying yet dazzling images throughout the 1960s and ’70s. His intense colour and bold, impressionistic brushwork gave a unique sense of drama and sophistication to these iconic characters. This in-depth exploration of Gogos’s work includes a long interview with the artist and more than 180 illustrations from his long career as an artist and illustrator. Introduction by Rob Zombie.