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[Gift Guide] ‘Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin’ is Loaded With Incredible Horror Art

[Gift Guide] ‘Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin’ is Loaded With Incredible Horror Art

“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!



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COMMENTS

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  • Damn. I went to order the book + record for a friend. Already sold out!

    • John Squires

      The red one is but looks like blue is still available!

      • Yeah, I realized that after I posted my comment. I snapped one up. 🙂

        • Creepshow

          Hey Zach, I came across someone on a rival horror site who is totally stealing your idea. He literally just started a review segment called “Through the Cracks”. The site’s name rhymes with Bread Menstrual.
          I smell a lawsuit!

          • Yeah. Unfortunately, that was pointed out to me yesterday. I’d like to think it’s a coincidence but…I’m not so sure.

          • Creepshow

            I think someone should insert a boot “Through his Crack”.

  • Creepshow

    Love that NOTLD poster. Just another Mondo print that all the dopes on Ebay think they are gonna get rich off of. Too bad they are all still unsold. Dickweeds

    • Yeah, it’s a beauty.

      • Creepshow

        I prefer the red variant. The glow in the dark ones are a little suspect. I have a Creepshow one, and yeah…it no glow so good.

  • This is amazing. He should design the poster for the next Friday the 13th film.

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