Gahan Allen Wilson
(February 18, 1930 – November 21, 2019) was an American author, cartoonist
and illustrator known for his cartoons depicting horror-fantasy situations.
Wilson wrote and illustrated a short story for Harlan Ellison
's anthology Again, Dangerous Visions
(1972). He also contributed short stories to other publications; including "M1" and "The Zombie Butler" both of which appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
and were reprinted in Gahan Wilson's Cracked Cosmos
In 1975 he designed a small trophy, a bust of H. P. Lovecraft
, to be given to winners of the World Fantasy Award
; the bust was retired following the 2015 awards amid complaints about Lovecraft's history of racism. A new statuette designed by Vincent Villafranca
depicting a tree in front of a full moon was released in 2017.
In 2009, Fantagraphics Books released Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons, a slipcased, three-volume collection of Wilson's cartoons and short stories for that magazine. A collection of his work, Fifty Years of Gahan Wilson, was published in 2010.
Wilson is the subject of a feature-length documentary film, Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird
, directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe
Wilson was married to author Nancy Winters (née Nancy Dee Midyette) from 1966 until her death in March 2019.
In 2019, Wilson's stepson Paul Winters announced that Wilson was suffering from advanced dementia
Wilson died from complications of dementia on November 21, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona
- Gahan Wilson's Graveside Manner (1965)
- The Man in the Cannibal Pot (1967)
- I Paint What I See (1971)
- ● (1972) in Harlan Ellison (Ed.), Again, Dangerous Visions 2, Signet, New York, 1972
- Playboy's Gahan Wilson (i) (1973)
- Gahan Wilson's Cracked Cosmos (1975)
- The Weird World of Gahan Wilson (1975)
- And Then We'll Get Him! (1978)
- Nuts (strip collection) (1979)
- Playboy's Gahan Wilson (ii) (1980)
- Is Nothing Sacred? (1982) ISBN 978-0-312-43707-7
- Gahan Wilson's America (1985)
- Eddy Deco's Last Caper (1987)
- Everybody's Favorite Duck (1988)
- A Night in the Lonesome October (1993) (illustrated by Gahan Wilson; written by Roger Zelazny)
- Classics Illustrated: Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven and Other Poems (1990)
- Still Weird (1994)
- The Big Book of Weirdos (1995)
- Even Weirder (1996)
- The Big Book of Freaks (1996)
- The Cleft and Other Odd Tales (1998) (stories and illustrations by Gahan Wilson)
- Gravediggers' Party (2002)
- Monster Party (2003)
- The Best of Gahan Wilson (2004)
- Pop Art (2007) (illustrated by Gahan Wilson; written by Joe Hill. 52 hard covers signed by Mr. Hill, limited edition lettered from A to Z. Rare.)
- Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons (2010) (slipcased three-volume set containing all of Wilson's cartoons for Playboy)
- Nuts: A Graphic Novel by Gahan Wilson (2011) (collects his entire Nuts comic strip, Fantagraphics)
- Gahan Wilson Sunday Comics (2013) (Publication Date: September 7, 2013)
- Gahan Wilson's Out There (2016) (collects material 1964–1981 from Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
- Matthew Looney series written by Jerome Beatty Jr., illustrated by Gahan Wilson:
- Matthew Looney's Voyage to the Earth (1961)
- Matthew Looney's Invasion of the Earth (1965)
- Matthew Looney in the Outback (1969)
- Matthew Looney and the Space Pirates (1972)
- Maria Looney on the Red Planet (1977)
- Maria Looney and the Cosmic Circus (1978)
- Maria Looney and the Remarkable Robot (1978)
- Bob Fulton's Amazing Soda-pop Stretcher: An International Spy Story (1963) written by Jerome Beatty Jr., illustrated by Gahan Wilson
- Harry, the Fat Bear Spy (1973)
- Harry and the Sea Serpent (1976)
- The Bang Bang Family (1974)
- Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1994)
- Didn't Didn't Do It (2007) written by Bradford Morrow, illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Books edited by Gahan Wilson
- ^ a b World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- ^ "Gahan Wilson's Diner". July 31, 1992. Archived from the original on February 9, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
- ^ Gehr, Richard. The Comics Journal, April 27, 2011. Archived July 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- ^ a b Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia, by D.D. Degg, at The Daily Cartoonist; published March 3, 2019; retrieved March 3, 2019
- ^ Genzlinger, Neil (November 22, 2019). "Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
- ^ Farrell, Paul (November 22, 2019). "Gahan Wilson Dies: Famed Cartoonist Passes Away at 89". Heavy.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
- ^ Beatty, Jerome; Wilson, Gahan (1963). Bob Fulton's Amazing Soda-pop Stretcher: An International Spy Story. New York: W.R. Scott. OCLC 2291036.
- White, Dale Andrew (April 16, 2011). "Little, Wrinkled and Green": an interview with macabre cartoonist Gahan Wilson (ebook). Twin Rivers Press. ASIN B004WTUMGC.
- Wiater, Stanley. "Gahan Wilson: Overheard In Appreciation". In Boston, MA: The Lovecraft Society of New England (eds). NecronomiCon: The Cthulhu Mythos Convention Aug 20–22, 1993 (convention souvenir book), pp. 13–16.
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