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FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN by JoeJusko FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN by JoeJusko
Cover to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #71
"Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman"

If there is one magazine that is the holy grail of my generation it's Famous Monsters of Filmland. Before cable TV or home video & DVD this was the way we learned about sci-fi and monster movies, many of which it would take us years to actually see for ourselves in the rare occasion that they were shown on local Creature Feature programming. The mindblowing Basil Gogos paintings that covered every issue made any kid who had aspirations of being an artist dream of one day seeing that banner over his art. I am so proud that all these years later I'm finally able to cross that goal off of my bucket list! I feel like I'm twelve years old all over again!!! This is just SO cool!!!!!

On a technical note, I chose a fairly muted, limited color scheme as the 1943 film is in B&W and I wanted to give the impression of a period piece. A vibrant color palette obviously would have been counter productive to that goal.

BTW, It's issue #71 (1970) because in 1970 Warren skipped issue #'s 70-79, counting the ten issues of Monster World so they could get to issue #100 faster. The new publisher is filling those missing issues in.


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Gelefant Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
FantasticB-)
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CodizzleS93 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Epic.
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Leancosta Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thanks for sharing.
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
You gotta love epic monster crossovers like this. Frankie Meets Wolfie is in my top 3, along with King Kong vs Godzilla and Freddy vs Jason.

Great work.
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S-Louis-King Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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SillySpook Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks beautiful!
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it.:D
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leandrini Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Congrats man! I really liked. :D
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PaulSpatola Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Joe, love this!
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh yes, many is the time I would swing by the local drug store on the way homefrom school to see if the new issue was out.
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MisfitsDeano Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
That is bloody amazing, nice work on Frankenstein
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steverlfs Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Ah... much joy! You definitely take me back to my days of misspent childhood! The biggest thing of my week was to be allowed to stay up to watch Shock Theater. My favorite flick? Frankenstein meets the Wolfman! Famous Monsters of Filmland- I devoured those on the rare occasions that I could get hold of one! Your painting is incredible, and for me, quite moving!
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azharmaa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wish i can draw and paint like this...
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:iconzaber2000:
Zaber2000 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOMAGE MASTERPIECE!!! love this!
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:iconczr31:
CZR31 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
A masterpiece as expected of you Mr.Jusko
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andrewcox Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent - love the action!
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BloodAndRedRoses Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Very nice! Atmospheric film, too.
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TRUEJOKERS Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Awesome picture. Really captured a lot from that scene.
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shaunsheep Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
love frankies platform shoes- fab stuff joe
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:iconfindingox:
FindingOx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
whoah man, that's a wild idea!
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CurseoftheWolf Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Every time the " The Screaming Meemie's - Project Terror" or which ever classic horror show was on at Saturday night. I was there to watch. This one I had seen several times.
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MyStarkey Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Very nice. You did it right.
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War-Journalist Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
This is really beautiful. The movement of Talbot's pose, the monster's green skin and rigid posture. All the detail in the clothing and fur. And the beautifully-detailed water coming crashing in on them.
Now this is art.
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Gorgeous work, Mr. Jusko! By any chance was some of the composition for this piece inspired by an old Frazetta painting that had the Wolfman fighting Dracula?- [link] =D
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rostridge Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Classic piece! Love the rendering of the water, especially the stuff swirling around their feet. And those retro scientific machines too!
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antonvandort Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I had a first glance of this piece and I thought "nice color scheme!". Good to read you payed close attention to that aspect!

BTW: who wins? Frankie or Wolvie?
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mfaile Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
The ending of that film is just wonderful, you captured it flawlessly :)
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opie1960 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Love it Joe!
-Royce Thrower
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rts-FlaSh-G Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Frankenstein ≠ Frankensteins Monster

Dr. Frankenstein was the Dude who created the green guy...
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like that a lot! A real tribute to Universal Monsters.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
very cool! :nod:
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kirisute Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
superb! im a big fan of the old Universal films (which i confess to have the collection on dvd!)
you did them justice indeed!
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nailsin Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The monster learns that werewolves just aren't house trained.
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El-Jay-in-da-house Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
FM was a game changer for me as a kid, so I'm right there with you.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
I think the tones you used work since it does give it that old movie feel. Almost like it was shot in technicolor.

I especially love the details on the equipment and the water raging into the chamber. I actually first saw this movie last year and I thought it was awesome. :popcorn:
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hurdygurdyguy Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Wow! I was not allowed to have FMoF in the house when I was a kid, so I had to read as much as could from the copies on the newsstand at the drugstore before the clerk would run me off! The covers were the best!! Congrats for being able to grace a cover with one of yours!!!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Excellent work, Joe!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Excellent work, Joe!
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StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Awesome painting & concept, beautiful collage of colours & stunning detail!
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westernman Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
EXCELLENT!
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kongvmax Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
thats how I feel at the gas pump :D
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Actually, I feel like the nozel is being inserted into ME when I visit the station of gas.
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Blathering Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a CRIME what the mag did when this was mercilessly cropped with text barfed all over it. This deserves it's own showpiece.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Oh man! To have one's art on FMOF is an honor! Sure they crop it and splash typography all over it but dammit! That's part of the fun.
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KrisFrosz133 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colors you used. It's dark, tight and eye-catching.
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TheGeneLantern Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Joe you just made my day; stunning work!!!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Man, that is a helluva scenario!!! Well done!
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SKETCH-V Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Wow, I am 6 again!
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JonRiggle Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
BRAVO!!!!
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