Wednesday, September 20, 2017

R.I.P. Basil Gogos

Sigh. Seems like this is becoming a weekly thing, but that's they way it is. As most of you probably already know, Basil Gogos passed away last Thursday (11/14/17). Those of us who grew up during the Groovy Age know Gogo's art well because, though he painted many a book and magazine cover, to us, he was the ultimate monster portrait artist with his Famous Monsters of Filmland covers. Even non-comics lovers dug FM (and yeah, FM wasn't a comic, but you get my drift), baby, and Gogos' covers were a big part of what made those mags so cool. Can't think of a better way to pay respects than to share a ghoulish gallery of his awesome artistry...









4 comments:

  1. Well now I regret even more missing the Planet Comicon in Kansas City this past May where Basil Gogos was a featured guest. I have a sense of urgency in attending cons any more as a lot of the talent I grew up on are entering their late 60s, early 70s and passing from the scene. At least Neal Adams is hanging in there at 76 and Stan Lee at 93.

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  2. Was very sorry to hear of his passing...

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  3. Yikes! And I mean that as a complement. Had I seen one of these covers as a kid I would have gone half-nuts, considering my love of the classic movie monsters.
    Great stuff this, and a nice tribute. Thanks for sharing it Groove, I enjoyed it.

    M.P.

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