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“Like a modern Frankenstein, Gary Pullin reanimates nostalgia and unleashes it to bite your ass!” – Guillermo del Toro
If you’re a fan of horror art, you’re no doubt familiar with the work of “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, who initially rose to prominence in the world of horror when he became the first full-time art director for Rue Morgue Magazine back in 2001. Pullin’s gorgeous covers for Rue Morgue were no doubt responsible for selling countless copies, as they essentially begged you to pick them up off the shelf and excitedly bust out your wallet.
Pullin’s art has also been prominently featured on various Arrow Video and Death Waltz Recording Company releases in recent years, and his alternate posters (many released by Mondo) for horror films like Creepshow, Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Evil Dead II and Night of the Living Dead have further helped establish Pullin as one of the leading names in horror movie art. In fact, he may be the hands down *best* in the game.
Needless to say, Pullin’s career is already worthy of being celebrated, and author April Snellings does just that with the brand new book, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin. The hardcover, 228-page book was released by 1984 Publishing today, May 8th, and it provides an intimate, behind the scenes look into Pullin’s career. Of course, the book also shows off hundreds of full-color illustrations, while also sharing more than 50 previously unseen concept sketches, napkin roughs, and alternate poster artworks.
Speaking of which, our exclusive preview of the book highlights some of those previously unseen concept sketches, including Gary’s early concepts for his Scream, The Babadook, Carrie and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter pieces. Along with the concept sketches, we’ve been provided with high-res images of the finished pieces for comparison.
This may very well be the ultimate coffee table book for badass horror movie art.
Official Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin synopsis…
“For more than ten years artist Gary Pullin has been taking art galleries, movie theater walls, and social media by storm with his fresh, inventive takes on film, music, and television properties. Equal parts nightmare and nostalgia, his instantly recognizable style always strikes a chord with fans, and his coveted and acclaimed pieces sell out in lightning speed.
A go-to artist for official film artwork, concert merchandise, LP packaging, and endless other pieces of pop culture ephemera, Pullin has put pencil to paper for film posters such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Big Lebowski, Vertigo, and The Babadook, soundtracks including Creepshow, Scream, Christine, and Tales from the Crypt, and concert merch for the likes of Jack White, Alice Cooper, and Misfits.
Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, lavish cover galleries, and never-before-seen concept and process shots, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin is both a celebration of one artist’s remarkable career and an indispensable snapshot of the thriving world of genre art. Go behind the scenes with Gary, let your jaw drop at his brilliant, long out of print artwork, and get ghoulishly inspired by an unforgettable pop artist.”