Dark Ink Set to Release Horror Journalist Heather Wixson's Book, 'Monsters, Makeup & Effects Vol 1.' this Summer!
Today, we are wishing a huge congrats to an amazing voice in the horror journalism world...
...Dark Ink has announced that they will be releasing volume one of horror journalist Heather Wixson's new book, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Conversations with Cinema’s Greatest Artists, a four-volume series that celebrates both the makeup effects industry as well as the artists who have all left their indelible mark on the world of horror and science fiction entertainment!
From the Press Release:
"Pennywise. Xenomorphs. Freddy Krueger. Beetlejuice. Jason Voorhees. Most movie fans immediately recognize these creatures and characters, but hardly know much about the artists behind these iconic designs. In 'Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 1', journalist Heather Wixson shines the spotlight on twenty special makeup effects artists, creators and technicians whose work has left us captivated and marveling at their innovation, ingenuity and creativity.
Featuring behind-the-scenes photos and extensive interviews, MM&E explores the lives, careers and inspirations behind some the greatest artisans to have ever worked in film and television. MM&E is a celebration of the creative spirit and artistic endeavors of those who have worked tirelessly for decades to create the memorable monsters, creatures and onscreen personas that have terrified us, made us laugh and filled us with a sense of wonder."
Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 1 features 80 in-depth conversations with talent including Howard Berger - Ve Neill - “Screaming” Mad George - Thomas Burman - Joel Harlow - Matt Rose - Alec Gillis - Tom Woodruff Jr.- David LeRoy Anderson - Bari Dreiband-Burman - Doug Drexler - Wayne Toth - Lance Anderson - Tony Gardner - Patrick Tatopolous - Jim McPherson - Bart Mixon - Gabe Bartalos - Paul Jones - and Everett Burrell.
Said Wixson, "These interviews have been a labor of love of mine over the course of the last five years, and I’m delighted that they have found a home at Dark Ink. One of the most important things that I’ve learned throughout my career is that everyone has a story to tell, and I am beyond humbled and grateful to be able to share and celebrate the lives and careers of these artists who helped fuel my own love of horror and science fiction for so many years."
The book is expected to release later this summer and is currently up for presale at the publisher's website. Keep an eye out here for more info, and make sure you follow Heather on Twitter and read her work, she's great!
By Matt Konopka