Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Horrific Art of Basil Gogos

Basil Gogos' unique art style should be instantly recognizable to pretty much any horror fan. His work has graced the cover of  dozens of issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland and many other publications, his work was practically everywhere in the 60's and 70's. Boredom took over today and while digging around for some cool horror art I came across some 2258x3000 pixel scans of original Basil Gogos art and I knew I had to share. These things were huge, I think you could print great looking full sized posters with scans that big. I shrunk them down for this post, but they still look great. Well, the posters at least, some of the magazine cover scans aren't as high quality.

Up first, Linda Blair, fully demonized complete with facial lacerations, glowing yellow eyes and disgusting green tongue for Famous Monsters issue 111.

 Next, Mr. Vinny Price from The Pit and The Pendulum for FM issue 14.

Baron Sardonicus was very pleased with Basil's work on his portrait for the cover of issue 126.

And now, my personal favorite from Eerie #30, a mummy about to become unwound while attacking a beatnik in a bathrobe. I really love the red on this one, Basil was so good he even managed to make his backgrounds beautiful. Even if you dropped the characters from the art, it would still be gallery worthy.

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