“Like a modern Frankenstein, Gary reanimates nostalgia and unleashes it to bite your ass!” – Guillermo del Toro
We’ve profiled the art of “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin a handful of times, as it’s adorned some of the coolest releases of the past several years. Arrow Video, Mondo and Waxwork Records have all partnered with Pullin to create eye-catching packaging for their records and Blu-rays, making Pullin one of the hottest names in horror art.
If you’re a fan, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of 1984 Publishing’s Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, a brand new career retrospective book now up for pre-order.
Due May 8, 2018, the 208-page, full-color, lavish hardbound book is a comprehensive retrospective of Pullin’s vivid career. Ghoulish features his iconic alternative movie posters for beloved films, including horror classics (Halloween, Friday the 13th, Scream, Creepshow) and cult favorites. In addition to spotlighting collectible pop culture movie posters, Ghoulish includes a range of Pullin’s magazine covers, special edition Blu-Ray packaging, album covers, enamel pins and monster-based illustrations.
“This book covers it all—from my early years as a budding artist and horror film fan and my thirteen-year stint at Rue Morgue magazine as their original art director to the present day, which finds me owning and operating my own company, Ghoulish Gary,” Pullin says. “I hope you enjoy reading my story and taking in the artwork as much as I enjoyed creating it. Perhaps it will inspire you to carve out your own path.”
There are a few different versions of the book currently available. The Regular Edition and Amazon Exclusive Edition can both be pre-ordered through Amazon, the latter limited to 100 copies and featuring a signed 3D print of Children of the Corn by Pullin and special branded 3D glasses.
There’s also a 1984 Publishing Exclusive, featuring a signed copy of Ghoulish packaged with a 12-inch exclusive single by the legendary progressive rock band Goblin. The LP, which is housed in a jacket featuring exclusive Pullin artwork, contains newly remastered live versions of their classic themes to Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead. Only 500 copies of the single will be pressed, split between two variants: 300 “stained glass” transparent blue + 200 “stained glass” transparent red.
A great gift for a friend/loved one or nice treat for yourself!