Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Conversations with Cinema’s Greatest Artists, is an upcoming four-volume definitive series on the craft from journalist Heather Wixson. Featuring eighty in-depth conversations, celebrating the makeup effects industry and the artists who have left their iconic mark on the world of genre entertainment.
Pennywise. Xenomorphs. Freddy Krueger. Beetlejuice. Jason Voorhees. Most movie fans immediately recognize these creatures and characters, but hardly know much about the artists behind these iconic designs. In Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 1, journalist Heather Wixson shines the spotlight on twenty special makeup effects artists, creators and technicians whose work has left us captivated and marveling at their innovation, ingenuity and creativity.
Featuring more than 300 behind-the-scenes photos and extensive interviews, MM&E explores the lives, careers and inspirations behind some the greatest artisans to have ever worked in film and television. MM&E is a celebration of the creative spirit and artistic endeavors of those who have worked tirelessly for decades to create the memorable monsters, creatures and onscreen personas that have terrified us, made us laugh and filled us with a sense of wonder. Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 1 features comprehensive interviews with:
Howard Berger - Ve Neill - “Screaming” Mad George
Thomas Burman - Joel Harlow - Matt Rose - Alec Gillis
Tom Woodruff Jr. - David LeRoy Anderson
Bari Dreiband-Burman - Doug Drexler - Wayne Toth
Lance Anderson - Tony Gardner - Patrick Tatopolous
Jim McPherson - Bart Mixon - Gabe Bartalos - Paul Jones
Volume 1 is set to release on October 20, 2021 and is currently up for presale on the publisher’s website.