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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

‘Monsters, Makeup & Effects’: New Interview Book from Heather Wixson Up for Pre-Order Now

A longtime staple here in the horror community, writer/editor Heather Wixson is back with Monsters, Makeup & Effects, with the first of four volumes now available for pre-order.

The full title is Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Conversations with Cinema’s Greatest Artists, and the first volume features 20 in-depth conversations with some of the all-time greats.

Volume 1 includes comprehensive interviews with:

  • 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
  • Everett Burrell

The press release details, “Dark Ink is thrilled to announce the release of Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Conversations with Cinema’s Greatest Artists, a four-volume series from journalist Heather Wixson 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. Featuring 80 in-depth conversations with some of the most respected and creative minds in Hollywood, this series is sure to become the definitive series on the craft and art of effects, and those who helped make the impossible possible through their creations. MM&E: Volume 1 is set to release early this summer and is currently up for presale on the publisher’s website.”

“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,” said Wixson.

“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.”

Heather Wixson, an author and special FX industry historian, is the Managing Editor of the horror website Daily Dead, and the writer of previous FX-focused book Monster Squad.

You can pre-order your copy of Volume 1 via Dark Ink today.


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