Basil Gogos is the World’s Most Famous Monster Artist! He was the cover artist of note for Famous Monsters of Filmland in the 1960s and 1970s, creating almost 50 iconic covers for the magazine, and also provided cover art for Creepy, Eerie, Spaceman, Wildest Westerns and The Spirit.
Basil Gogos’ Famous Monsters cover art featured most of the classic horror characters such as The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, King Kong, Godzilla and The Creature from the Black Lagoon and popular horror actors like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Gogos often captured his subjects in an array of vivid colors using a technique in which the artist imagined the character bathed in colors from multiple light sources. He has also painted CD covers for Rob Zombie, The Misfits and Electric Frankenstein.
Gogos has a legendary fan following that just continues to keep growing and growing, as chronicled in the best-selling Vanguard book, Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos. His original Famous Monsters magazine cover paintings are highly sought-after and he has works in the collections of filmmakers and rock stars including Rob Zombie, Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, and Benicio Del Toro. Though Gogos continues to be sought after by producers, directors and publishers for CD and DVD covers, movie posters, trading cards, book covers and new monster magazines, in the last year, Gogos has turned his attention to abstract Fine Art. Catch this special appearance of the Master of Monsters at the new Paradise City Con in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, December 9-11, 2016.
Basil Gogos will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He will be located at Booth #1701.
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