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.[link]