Thursday, December 16, 2010

Original Cover Art pt. 10

For a mag not yet released. The artist (Jason Edmiston) provides a BTS look at the upcoming finished cover art for FM #254. What think you now?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Monster Mag

Who says print is dead! Well, a lot of people, but here's one more new mag, at least. Here are the covers for the first two issues of Undying Monsters. The "limited edition" (500) issue was a Chiller Theater show exclusive (available from Scary Monsters while suplies last) and issue #1 comes out in Jan. You'll soon be able to order from the website, where you can read more details.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

FM #254

Next week, covers for FM #s 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264 and maybe 265! (just kiddin')

The Price cover is by Jason Edmiston. The other is the forth and last Stout "incentive" cover? (Which still leaves, I assume, one other cover.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Interview with Me

Over at MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD there is an interview with me (zzzzzzzzzzzzz). If you get bored halfway through, there's lots of interesting stuff on the site!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FM #253 Final!

Well, here they are! All four covers, including a varient of a varient!
(Someone has a serious problem, here!)

The Kerry Gammill Island of Lost Souls is the subscriber and comic book store cover.

The William Stout Mummy is the comic book store "incentive" cover.

The Charlie Adlard The Dead Walk is the newsstand cover(s).

Saturday, November 6, 2010

FM, Again

Man, I'm gettin' lazy, lately! I gotta post something, just to break the cycle!

Here we go again! More drama from FM. Editor Michael Heisler and managing ed. Mark Redfield are out (nobody's saying nothin' about nothin'), which leaves Jessie Lilley as the new editor. Also, at least one of the writers had his article axed. (Remember what Bette Davis said in All About Eve?)

On the bright side (I guess?), the mag is getting retooled. Smaller (page count-wise), cheaper (price-wise), published 6 times a year (instead of 4) and less covers (only 2!) Here's an update on the cover for #253.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Famous Monsters Series - Addendumdum

Let's wrap this thing up with this observation as to who was responsible for the lame doodling on those cards. I suggest it was Ed Urbank! (Article from FM #3)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Famous Monsters Series - Addendum

See the "Corrugated Brute" in his natural habitat, the FM makeup contest winners article in #18. Some of the fans who were later immortalized in card form.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Famous Monsters Series 49-64

Several cards used photos from FM make-up contests. I'm sure a lot of people have wondered what movies those photos are from. (There are several question marks on these cards as it is!)

Scans by Skeen.

49. The Snake Pit (FM Make-Up Contest)
50. Reptilicus
51. Circus of Horrors
52. The Sea Monster (The Hideous Sun Demon)
53. Dracula's Daughter (The Raven - 1963)
54. The Ghost (FM Make-Up Contest)
55. (War Of) The Colossal Beast
56. Konga
57. The Corrugated Brute (FM Make-Up Contest)
58. Invasion of (the Star) Creatures
59. (Invasion of the) Star Creatures
60. The Yelloe Serpent (Tales of Terror)
61. The Devil's Doll (Bob Burns Make-Up)
62. The Beastly Horror (Attack of the Puppet People)
63. Haunted Fear (FM Make-Up Contest)
64. Horrors of the Black Museum


Friday, October 22, 2010

FM 253

Early version of the cover with Kerry Gammill's cover art.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Famous Monsters Series 33-48

Ok, now the outlining is just getting annoying!

Scans by Skeen.

33. Invasion Of (The) Saucermen
34. How to Make a Monster
35. The Claw ?
36. The Werewolf and Frankenstein (How to Make a Monster)
37. Teenage Werewolf (How to Make a Monster)
38. Werewolf Meets Teenage Frankenstein (How to Make a Monster)
39. Invasion Of (The) Saucerman
40. Coffin of Terror ?
41. The She Creature
42. The Hook ?
43. (The) Unknown Terror
44. Horrors of the Black Museum
45. Circus of Horrors
46. (Prisoner Of) The Iron Mask
47. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
48. (Prisoner Of) The Iron Mask

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FM #70

Word is that these retro issues (#70-79, published irregularly) will be full on reproductions of vintage FMs, including pulp paper, Forry puns and retro film articles, news, etc. Hopefully, the later covers will be a little more retro than the first one.

FM No. 70
Cover Art by Jeff Preston