It’s Basil Gogos birthday today, though our crack reporter skills have failed us — we have no idea which birthday the master illustrator will be celebrating. Basil Gogos is mum as a mummy on the subject. The important thing is that he’s still with us and sharing his amazing monsters with us…
Basil Gogos immigrated to USA when he was 16 and studied at School of Visual Arts and the Arts Students League of New York. After illustrating paperback book covers, he moved on to work for publisher Jim Warren and editor Forest J. Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland. He later contributed Eerie and Creepy and many other magazines, movie posters and album covers.
Feast your eyes on thirteen monster masterpieces by Basil Gogos!
And my personal favorite, because I was listening to this CD when I was working on Rat Bastard back in the late 90s. It was the return of one of my favorite bands and fellow Jersey residents, The Misfits!
You can get the book Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos from Vanguard here.