Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gahan Wilson's "Monster Craze" Letter

This signed autograph letter from cartoonist Gahan Wilson to editor James Van Hise dated 1991 grants the latter permission to reprint something called "The Monster Craze" from an obscure humor magazine called Help! where it first appeared in 1965. After 22 years, Mr. Van Hise is now selling the letter on eBay.


I don't know much about Help! but the March 1965 issue looks pretty classy.

Actually, that cover notwithstanding, it's quite a roster of talent there.

The next issue of Midnight Graffiti to appear after this letter was the fall 1992 number. This may very well contain the reprint of Gahan Wilson's "The Monster Craze."

Note:  A couple more autograph letters appear on this blog here.

Additional blog posts regarding Gahan Wilson may be seen here.

Gahan Wilson's New Yorker work may be enjoyed, licensed, and purchased in the Cartoon Bank here.

The documentary "Gahan Wilson:  Born Dead, Still Weird" by Steven-Charles Jaffe has its website here. The film was shown recently in New York City and soon will be screened in Beverly Hills, California from November 22 to 28.

Gahan Wilson's 2009 radio interview on the Leonard Lopate Show is here.

For the latest news on Gahan Wilson, follow Ink Spill here.

Scans of a couple of great Gahan Wilson illustrations on The Pictorial Arts blog here.


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