Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Traveling for Work and Goodbye Forry!
Another delay in posting here at Mordaciousart... My boss at work came running into my area on the Monday before Thanksgiving and told me they needed me to travel to Croatia ASAP. So the day after Thanksgiving I found myself on a very long flight to Croatia, where I would spend a week working at a newspaper there. The good news is, I did manage to draw a couple of new creeps during one of my flights. The bad news is, while I was in Croatia, another legendary horror icon passed away. Forrest J. Ackerman, the creator of the term Sci-Fi, as well as the creator of the awesome magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland" died on Thursday, December 4th.
I am very glad that I was able to meet Forry in person a couple years ago at Comic-Con in San Diego. This is a photo of him signing a copy of FMOF for me, as well as some mini horror movie posters. At the time, I had my then 10 year old son with me. I told him not to forget that moment, as Forry was one of the true legends in keeping the horror banner flying, even when it wasn't a popular thing to do. It's truly a bummer that Forry is no longer with us.
While I was in Croatia, I managed to sneak in some time to visit one of the local/legendary cemeteries. This is a photo of yours truly in Mirogoj cemetery. Far and away one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Amazing architecture and detailed and intricate headstones/statues. Leave it to Mr. Mordacious to visit a cemetery while in a foreign country!!
Alright fiends- I promise there is more monster filled artwork coming soon. I am also taking note of all the comments you are leaving for me, and I will work harder at getting more artwork on here to fulfill your requests! Hope you are all having a great Christmas season!!