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...


  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.

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

  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.




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