Monsters, Makeup & Effects Volume 2


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Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Conversations with Cinema’s Greatest Artists Vol. 2 by Heather Wixson

Trade Paperback – Dark Ink – 2022 – 484 pages

Gizmo. Michael Myers. Hellboy. Predator. Pinhead. Twisty the Clown. Spielberg’s dinosaurs. Brundlefly. This is just a sampling of the iconic characters that have continued to thrill fans both on the big and small screens for decades now that you’ll read about in Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 2. For this second installment of her ongoing interview series, journalist and FX historian Heather Wixson celebrates the lives and careers of 20 more special effects artists who have left their indelible mark on the world of entertainment, and many are still working hard in the industry today.

Featuring in-depth conversations and hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 2 furthers the exploration of the influence felt by the work of these brilliant artists whose ingenuity and creativity were behind the creation of so many seminal creatures and characters that have captured our imaginations, left us in awe and genuinely excited us as moviegoers. In simpler terms, these are the artists who were able to make the impossible possible, and these interviews are a celebration of all of the incredible contributions that these artists have made throughout their careers and the passion that has fueled their creative endeavors, both inside and outside of the makeup studio.

Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 2 features comprehensive interviews with:

Steve Wang – Chris Walas – Mike Elizalde – Eryn Krueger Mekash

Kazu Hiro – Todd Masters – Phil Tippett – Michèle Burke

Robert Burman  –  Christopher Nelson – Richard Landon –  Guy Himber

Shane Mahan – Stuart Conran – Joey Orosco  – Norman Cabrera

John Dods –  David Grasso – Bruce Spaulding Fuller

And a tribute to John Carl Buechler


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