These are the last of the first printing, first edition copies and are nearly sold out. Less than 20 copies remain.
This is an exquisite, super deluxe softcover, full color collection of Basil Gogos' wonderful monster sketches, illustrations and paintings! Over 200 lavish pages of rare art compiled and annotated by Basil's life partner, Linda Touby.
This softcover book is like nothing you have ever seen before. We will show you the careful steps Basil took to prepare his famous paintings. The art comes from Basil's private studio files and most images have not been seen before.
Each book will be carefully packaged and shipped in a specially designed book box to prevent any damage.
(Please note that this book weighs 3 pounds and the shipping is costly. We are actually charging LESS than it costs us to ship).
"This book is a loving tribute to al! of Basil’s fans.
They love the Monsters, this is for them," -Linda Touby
Linda let us know from the beginning, "this book is for the fans." As well as being Basil's wife, Linda, is also an artist, they shared a studio, created, worked and traveled together. She generously provided full access to the studio, in New York City's upper west side, and many insights to Basil's life and his artistic process we have included here. Linda lovingly tells the story of when she first met Basil - she wasn't yet aware of his work with Jim Warren. Basil was disillusioned with the industry and wasn't doing monster work anymore. It wasn’t until she attended a convention appearance with him (one he had to be talked into) that she realized the effect Basil's work had on generations of horror fans. "They loved his monster paintings and they loved Basil," Linda told us. Helping Basil return to painting and drawing monsters, reconnecting him to his fans, and giving us many more years of his art, is something she should be credited with.