Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The WARREN Influence
I spent a good deal of my childhood reading and enjoying the magazines of WARREN PUBLISHING. In CREEPY and EERIE I found and devoured fantastic and macabre horror and monster stories. My first ever magazine subscription was to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, which, under the guidance of the late, great Forrest J. Ackerman, introduced me to a wealth of genre movies. Many of the FMOF covers were painted by the amazing Basil Gogos, who was a huge influence that fed my early desire to learn how to paint.