It’s a sad day for horror film fans. Basil Gogos, the illustrator most associated with monster portraits has passed away. For monster kids growing up in the 60s and 70s, Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was our sacred text, and much of the lure of the periodical was the vibrant, painted cover art by Basil Gogos.
I could on and on about Gogos’ talent, but it seems more appropriate to let his work do the talking. Here is a small selection, beginning with his first FMOF cover: