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Second volume of “MONSTERS, MAKEUP & EFFECTS” interview books is on the way; cover & details

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | Books, News


More of the people behind cinema’s scariest creatures have their say in this forthcoming volume’s pages.

Dark Ink will release MONSTERS, MAKEUP & EFFECTS: CONVERSATIONS WITH CINEMA’S GREATEST ARTISTS VOLUME 2 October 26 in hardcover, paperback and for the Kindle. The second in author Heather Wixson’s four-book series gathers 20 more in-depth interviews with screen makeup and effects greats, including:

  • Michèle Burke
  • Robert Burman
  • Norman Cabrera
  • Stuart Conran
  • John Dods
  • Mike Elizalde
  • Bruce Spaulding Fuller
  • David Grasso
  • Guy Himber
  • Kazu Hiro
  • Richard Landon
  • Shane Mahan
  • Todd Masters (pictured above)
  • Eryn Krueger Mekash
  • Christopher Nelson
  • Joey Orosco
  • Phil Tippett
  • Chris Walas
  • Steve Wang

Plus a tribute to the late John Carl Buechler; the book will be illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos. “The MONSTERS, MAKEUP & EFFECTS series has been a years-long labor of love,” Wixson says, “and I’m incredibly thrilled to introduce movie fans to even more FX artists with this second volume. As someone who has spent her entire life being enamored by the magic and artistry of special effects, I hope that readers will come away with a new love and appreciation for these artists’ work, determination and dedication that helped make the impossible possible on both the big and small screens,”

“The outpouring of adoration for Heather’s first volume has been amazing,” adds Dark Ink owner Michael Aloisi. “We can’t wait for this next one to get into the hands of film fans!” For more information on this and other Dark Ink books, head over to the publisher’s official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.