Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos

    (Vanguard, 2005)
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A retrospective of artist Basil Gogos’ career as the definitive monster master, but with plenty of men’s adventure and pretty dames, capped with some recent CD covers for metal and punk bands. It’s well-structured, with a wide retrospective of his life and art, followed by breakdowns of the different periods in his work. There are interviews with the man and his peers, as well as the fans and families of his subjects. But best of all, there are pages and pages of luscious art, and the work speaks for itself. Fans will get what they really want to see, which is a visual tour of Gogos’ history as an illustrator and a fine artist.

— Brendan McGinley
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