By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
Argyle Goolsby is one busy ghoul. Best known as bassist and founding member of the legendary horror punk band Blitzkid, Goolsby has gone on to create such creepy musical projects as The Roving Midnight and the all-acoustic ensemble, The Hollow Bodies. A creative juggernaut, he composed an all-new original score for F.W. Murnau’s silent horror classic Nosferatu in 2020. Along with his prodigious musical skills, he’s also a talented visual artist whose distinctly spooky art has graced album covers, posters and the skin of his devoted fans. As if all that isn’t enough to make Goolsby the envy of monster kids everywhere, he also serves as the vice president of Cortlandt Hull’s world-famous Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Plainville, Connecticut.
Recently, Goolsby opened an online bookstore under his A Corpse With No Name Productions shingle. ACWNN Books currently has three titles available that are must-haves for Goolsby and Blitzkid fans:
Argyle Goolsby: Cryptosketch (Vol# 1), originally released in 2012 to only 100 copies, is the first installment of the Crypto Series. Completely redrawn, Cryptosketch (Vol# 1) features 20 pages of original line art by Argyle Goolsby, encompassing all manner of monsters, cryptids, and esoteria. Each 8.5″ X 11″ book features black and white glossy pages bound in a velvet-matte finish with a saddle-stitch cover.
Available for the first time in a hardbound collection, Argyle Goolsby: Stages of the Underworld compiles the complete series of Argyle Goolsby & The Roving Midnight’s flyers by artist Johnny Ott of The Cryptkeeper Five. Limited to 200 copies, Stages of the Underworld features 113 pages of show posters spanning the years 2015 to 2020.
Finally, the Blitzkid: Trace of a Stanger Lyric Book features 16 pages of Goolsby’s fully illustrated, hand-lettered lyrics from the band’s groundbreaking third album presented in the format of the classic orange-spined Crestwood House Monster Books.