Gahan Wilsons Still Weird



A Collection Of Zany Cartoons From A Successful Artist For The New Yorker, The Addams Family And The Nightmare Before Christmas Offers A Humorous Look At The Horror That Underlies Daily Human Life.Gahan Wilsons Still Weird

Gahan Wilson is an author, cartoonist, and illustrator in the United States.Wilson s cartoons and illustrations are drawn in a playfully grotesque style, and have a dark humor that is often compared to the work of The New Yorker cartoonist and Addams Family creator Charles Addams But while both men sometimes feature vampires, graveyards and other traditional horror elements in their work, Addams Gahan Wilson is an author, cartoonist, and illustrator in the United States.Wilson s cartoons and illustrations are drawn in a playfully grotesque style, and have a dark humor that is often compared to the work of The New Yorker cartoonist and Addams Family creator Charles Addams But while both men sometimes feature vampires, graveyards and other traditional horror elements in their work, Addams s cartoons tended to begothic, reserved and old fashioned, while Wilson s work iscontemporary, gross, and confrontational, featuring atomic mutants, subway monsters, and serial killers It could be argued that Addams s work was probably meant to be funny without a lot of satirical intent, while Wilson often has a very specific point to make.His cartoons and prose fiction have appeared regularly in Playboy, Collier s Weekly, The New Yorker and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction For the last he also wrote some movie and book reviews He has been a movie review columnist for The Twilight Zone Magazine and a book critic for Realms of Fantasy magazine.His comic strip Nuts, which appeared in National Lampoon, was a reaction against what he saw as the saccharine view of childhood in strips like Peanuts His hero The Kid sees the world as a dark, dangerous and unfair place, but just occasionally a fun one too.Wilson also wrote and illustrated a short story for Harlan Ellison s anthology Again, Dangerous Visions The title is a black blob, and the story is about an ominous black blob that appears on the page, growing at an alarming rate, until He has contributed short stories to other publications as well M1 and The Zombie Butler both appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and were reprinted in Gahan Wilson s Cracked Cosmos.Additionally, Gahan Wilson created a computer game titled Gahan Wilson s The Ultimate Haunted House, in conjunction with Byron Preiss The goal is to collect 13 keys in 13 hours from the 13 rooms of a house, by interacting in various ways with characters such as a two headed monster, a mad scientist, and a vampiress , objects, and the house itself.He received the World Fantasy Convention Award in 1981, and the National Cartoonist Society s Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.Gahan Wilson is the subject of a feature length documentary film, Gahan Wilson Born Dead, Still Weird, directed by Steven Charles Jaffe

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  • Hardcover
  • 287 pages
  • Gahan Wilsons Still Weird
  • Gahan Wilson
  • 15 June 2018
  • 0312852908

10 thoughts on “Gahan Wilsons Still Weird

  1. says:

    If you have any awareness of humor in your soul you will love this book and Gahan Wilson If you don t have any awareness of humor in your soul, read this book and hopefully that problem is solved Another kick ass review by yours truly Booyahkahshah

  2. says:

    Gahan Wilson has the kind of sick, twisted mind that well, it just appeals to me, that s all Always has, for as long as I can remember I remember running across his earlier but much slimmer I Paint What I See in the library when I was in elementary school, shortly after it was published in 1971.This newer collection of some 400 cartoons showcases the bizarre imagination of someone who whistles happily past every graveyard he sees not because they scare him but because they cheer him up G Gahan Wilson has the kind of sick, twisted mind that well, it just appeals to me, that s all Always has, for as long as I can remember I remember running across his earlier but much slimmer I Paint What I See in the library when I was in elementary school, shortly after it was published in 1971.This newer collection of some 400 cartoons showcases the bizarre imagination of someone who whistles happily past every graveyard he sees not because they scare him but because they cheer him up Gary Larson never got this dark Charles Addams comes close, but even he was often too genteel Wilson is the pure quill.There are old favorites here, including my best beloved Wilson cartoon of all time, the one also memorialized as an urban legend in the film Gremlins and which also appears in I Paint What I See Well, we found out what s been clogging your chimney since la...

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed the surreal quality of many of the illustrations The artist s full page panels, often involving strange and fantastical creatures, were by far the best.

  4. says:

    Yeah, and only mildly humorous on occasion Tries to be dark but he s not Addams.

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