After a noteworthy career with Superman, Indiana Jones, Deadly Foes of Spiderman, etc., The work of well-known, veteran, comic book artist Kerry Gammill mysteriously disappeared from the pages of Superman and X-Men a few years ago. While illustrating mainstream superhero comics had been the artist's childhood dream, DRAWING MONSTERS & HEROES FOR FILM & COMICS will reveal Gammill's exodus, was to fulfill another life-long desire--to work on monster films.

     In the last few years Gammill's name, while missed from the pages of America's foremost comic books, has become familiar to Hollywood. Gammill has risen to work as a conceptual artist on top film and television projects which include "Stephen King's Storm of the Century" TV mini-series, "Virus" (1999), "Species II" (1998), "Can of Worms"(TV 1999), Dean Koontz's "Phantoms" (1998), "Stargate SG-1" TV Series, and "The Outer Limits" TV Series.
     The job of film conceptual artist is extremely necessary, exciting, lucrative and little understood. In DRAWING MONSTERS & HEROES FOR FILM & COMICS, Gammill takes us behind the scenes on the very important but little known world of film conceptual art with a focus on designing creatures for action films.

     Gammill's long-time friend and some-time collaborator, J. David Spurlock, is aiding in the project. While Spurlock's years of experience teaching art at New York's School of Visual Arts, the University of Texas and the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning will add to the academic direction of DRAWING MONSTERS & HEROES FOR FILM & COMICS, this is not just another, stuffy "how to" book. The book also doubles as Gammill's autobiographic career retrospective, filled with classic and unpublished art and anecdotes about his years at Marvel, DC, and Hollywood.

     FOREWORD by Emmy Award winning make-up and special effects master
STEVE JOHNSON of XFX inc.

    Johnson's film credits include:
  • SPECIES
  • GHOSTBUSTERS
  • PET CEMETERY II
  • THE ABYSS
  • BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
  • THE STAND mini-series (Emmy Award)
  • THE SHINING mini-series (Emmy Award)
  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4
  • BICENTENIAL MAN


     INTRODUCTION by HARRY KNOWLES who's AIN'T-IT-COOL-NEWS.COM
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    Table of Contents
    Foreward by Steve Johnson of XFX inc.
    Intro by Harry Knowles of Ain't-it-cool
  1. Breaking into comics
  2. Drawing heroes for comic books
  3. Breaking into film
  4. Storyboards for film & TV
  5. Drawing monsters for film make-up
  6. Premiums & Promotions
  7. Drawing Animatronics for film FX
  8. Afterward

     Limited edition, gold-foil embossed, leatherette, hardcover, signed by Kerry Gammill includes a 16-page bonus portfolio not found in other editions. Color, painted, dust-jacket with bonus article.

112 black & white pages + Color covers (130 PAGES IN SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HC)
160 black & white illustrations (180 ILLUSTRATIONS IN SIGNED L.E. HC)
Prestige paper
Edited by J. David Spurlock.
Trim size: 6 5/8 x 10 1/8 (6.625 x 10.125)

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