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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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).