Kickstarter Campaign For the Ultimate Tribute to Basil Gogos
There were other cover artists who contributed to the zeitgeist that was Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the 1960s and early 1970s, but none had the same impact as Basil Gogos. His covers were garish in their use of color and made the magazine seemingly leap from the rack into the waiting arms of young monster fans during the golden years of the Monster Boom.
Unfortunately, Basil passed away in 2017 leaving behind a legacy of creative work that inspired generations. Now the fine folks at Fantaco have teemed up with Basil’s wife Linda Touby to release the ultimate collection of his life’s work.
The Monster Art of Basil Gogos
Planned for release in April of 2019, this book will be available in both hardcover and softcover. The softcover will have 3 variant covers produced exclusively for Kickstarter backers. Here is the hardcover edition:
The Kickstarter Campaign:
FantaCo’s Kickstarter is now live and will run for 25 days during September 2018. with both hardcover ($99.95) and softcover ($40) editions available to fans that want to get their orders in early. The Kickstarter campaign begins the first week of September, and will run for 25 days.
During that time, fans can pick up the book for a reduced rate, and hardcover versions can be signed by Touby. After the Kickstarter ends, the price of the book will increase, and the project is slated for publication in late spring of 2019. Additionally, the hardcover version will feature 16 pages of material that will not be available in the softcover editions. Linda will be signing a limited number of the hardcovers for the Kickstarter campaign.
FantaCo specializes in horror books and comics and is celebrating their 40th year in business. Visit them at their website here
In 2017, FantaCo published an updated edition of the Famous Monsters Chronicles, a massive 246 page book is loaded with images and art, articles and interviews and the only complete index to every Warren Publishing issue of FM. Contains an exclusive brand new interview with Jim Warren in his own handwriting)This book was beautifully designed by Jim Whiting and is THE ultimate Famous Monsters of Filmland guide. And, of course, the front cover painting of Bela Lugosi as Dracula is by none other than Basil Gogos. Grab a copy of this while you’re waiting for the Monster Art of Basil Gogos to arrive next spring!!
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