In 2012 I decided to do a little write up of my top 31 horror films, one mini-review each day in October ending on Halloween. Much to my surprise people really enjoyed it! I was thrilled to have a platform to showcase lesser known films that people might have missed or passed by. I continued to do this every year in October, usually a small paragraph about the films I had seen that year. (Not all gems either, might I add.) Again to my surprise people actually began looking forward to it and as the years passed the reviews evolved into full page pieces.
After a few years of writing reviews, I asked people if they would be interested in a compilation of my reviews in book format. Again, I was surprised to see a positive response to this. I thought to myself, how could I make this better? A book of reviews is… well, fine, but I wanted to ‘jazz it up’ a little.
How could I do that?
I enjoy creating art. I figured I could do some original art for each review, something simple to enrich the book. With this in mind I asked a couple of my good friends, who are always interested in new art projects, if they wanted to contribute a piece or two to the book.
One artist turned into two artists, which tuned into ten artists...
Art of Horror Vol1
I am extremely lucky and proud to be able to showcase my works with over 20 incredibly talented artists who have joined me on this adventure. This tiny little passion project has ballooned into something that I never could have dreamed possible and I owe it all to the hard working artists, graphic designers, editors and advisers. A lot of love and energy has been put forward by everyone involved, and it will be evident in the final product.
From everyone at Art of Horror: we hope you enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed creating it.