It was with sadness that we heard of the passing of artist Basil Gogos. His classic horror art has wowed many over the years, including Rob Zombie, who commissioned Gogos to do the artwork for his first solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe.
Seems like every day I wake up to to the horrible news that another friend has died. Today I found out the great Basil Gogos had left us. This is very sad. He was the nicest guy. I can always remember his happy, raspy voice on the phone “Hey Rob. It’s Basil !”. He would always send me and Sheri a Christmas card with a special sketch inside. Usually Frankenstein.
Over the years I commissioned quite a few painting from him (Herman Munster, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman) including the main image of my career the cover of Hellbilly Deluxe. It wouldn’t have been the same without it.
He was the master. Another horror legend gone.
Rob also shared an image of the Wolfman which Basil painted as a gift. To see the image, and leave your own tribute, click >>>