James Warren: Empire Of Monsters

by Bill Schelly
James Warren: Empire Of Monsters
  • ISBN-13: 9781683964179
  • Author(s): Bill Schelly
  • Subject: Biography: arts & entertainment
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics
  • Imprint: Fantagraphics
  • Publication Date: 10-01-2023
  • Format: p/b

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James Warren was the visionary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the magazine that fuelled the movie monster craze of the 1960s, and inspired such future filmmakers as Steve Spielberg, George Lucas, and Joe Dante. He went on to produce numerous other influential publications working with Harvey Kurtzman, Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Robert Crumb, and Diane Arbus, among others. His most famous creation (co-created with Forrest J. Ackerman) was the sensual Vampirella who debuted in her own magazine in 1969, and who continues to be published today. Bill Schelly's Empire of Monsters features numerous eye-opening, often outrageous anecdotes about Warren, a colourful, larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur makes him a fascinating character study. For this heavily researched biography, Schelly offers insight from new interviews with Warren's colleagues, editors, and friends, augmented by unpublished interviews gathered in past years with Fra
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James Warren was the visionary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the magazine that fuelled the movie monster craze of the 1960s, and inspired such future filmmakers as Steve Spielberg, George Lucas, and Joe Dante. He went on to produce numerous other influential publications working with Harvey Kurtzman, Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Robert Crumb, and Diane Arbus, among others. His most famous creation (co-created with Forrest J. Ackerman) was the sensual Vampirella who debuted in her own magazine in 1969, and who continues to be published today. Bill Schelly's Empire of Monsters features numerous eye-opening, often outrageous anecdotes about Warren, a colourful, larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur makes him a fascinating character study. For this heavily researched biography, Schelly offers insight from new interviews with Warren's colleagues, editors, and friends, augmented by unpublished interviews gathered in past years with Fra

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