Happy Birthday, Basil Gogos!

From Amazon:

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.

Gogos is most famous for his lush monster portraits that adorned the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine during the 60s and 70s.

All photos courtesy of wheezersociety.com. Click the link to see more.

And finally, my autographed Topps Universal Monsters card featuring Boris Karloff as The Mummy. I won this in 2010 from Weird Hollow. Still one of my favorite pieces...

Gogos' work has been compiled into a collectible book entitled, Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos. Available now at amazon.com.


Anonymous said...

I was always a fan of Basil's work. Thanks for sharing this.

Damian Michael AKA HalloweeNut said...

Awesome stuff. Love his rendering of the Phantom!

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