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Eric Dwinnells is back to deliver a tribute the pioneering artist, Basil Gogos who created numerous iconic images of some of the sliver screen's most legendary monsters and boogeymen. Many of these images were used to grace the covers of Famous Monsters of Flimland magazine, but he also did artwork for numerous other magazines, western novels, movie posters, and rock album covers including Rob Zombie, The Misfits, and Electric Frankenstein.
Unfortunately, Gogos passed away earlier this month, but on this episode we'll celebrate his life's work and find out why he chose to use so much color in a genre that normally sticks to black, white and grey...with a little red occasionally thrown in. We'll also discover what he considered to be the secret that made his art so impactful and find out what advice he has for aspiring artists.
Also discussed on this episode: Why Eric likes having guests, Salem, MA, Kirk Hammet (of Metallicia) and his love for Basil Gogos as well as his It's Alive horror art exhibit at The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Bobby the Brain Heenan, Chiller Theatre, and more!
Music by Occultic Overtones
Eric D is a Boston-based actor, singer, comic, and host of the podcast Spooky Times with Eric D