Fangoria #200 comic (2001)

Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson from my 2001 Fango comic.

Some thing from the attic

Yo, yo, yo! Goin’ through some old stuff … found this comic I did for Fangoria in 2001 to mark their 200th issue … thought I’d share it with y’all …

Check out the image below, or view the hi-res pdf HERE.

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I’m pretty critical of my old stuff — some of it makes me cringe —but this one ain’t a complete disaster. Maybe it’s finally “vintage” enough, so’s I can view it with a measure of detachment.

Hey, I got to ridicule Brendan Fraser and the “Blair Witch” guys in the pages of Fango, which is a tiny victory for art.

The outro panel of Carmen Electra with Forrest J Ackerman is a reference to an earlier strip I did for Fangoria, in issue #100. I had popped a Forry cameo in the strip, just ‘coz his Famous Monsters of Filmland had previously been the only monster magazine to hit issue #100. So this was an historic moment in monster-mag-dom.

Fango‘s then-editor Tony Timpone (bless him for hiring me all those years) said, “You gave us a great idea. We’re having Forry write a piece for the issue.”

Indeed, it happened, so I landed in the same issue as Forrest J Ackerman — a big thrill for a Famous Monsters guy like me.

The next time I saw FJA, I said, “Hey, Forry, I got you some work!” and told him my little story. (I don’t think he knew what I was talking about.)

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2 Comments on Fangoria #200 comic (2001)

  1. Uncle Forry fans unite! We are throwing a centennial bash for him and making a special anthology that you can be part of. Visit http://kck.st/1UbOn2x to say happy birthday to our friend!

  2. There’s a saying that every time a man dies, a library burns down. That was one heckuva library we lost when Forry died.

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