Your troubles are over. Monster Kid #7 is here!
Yes, we're back with another issue full of good old-fashioned monster mag fun to help you ward off the dreaded doldrums of everyday life.
This issue we're spotlighting those fantastic fantasies filmed frame by frame. Yep, we're talking about the wonderous world of stop-motion animation that brought creatures like KING KONG to life on the silver screen.
We start with a preview of a new book on the master himself, Ray Harryhausen, that promises to be the definitive book on the subject. Then we continue with more stop-motion-related goodies.
Speaking of goodies, how about that Cyclops cover by Rick Baker? As real as it looks, it's actually a virtual sculpture done in a 3D computer program called Zbrush. A giant-size thanks to Rick for letting us use it as our cover illustration. During breaks from his work on the new version of THE WOLF MAN, Rick's been working on some incredibly cool computer animation to add to his Monster Mash video that we featured last issue. We can't wait to see the finished version. We'll keep you posted.
Want more? Witch's Dungeon creator Cortlandt Hull recently got the rare chance to meet and interview artist James Bama, whose iconic illustrations for the Aurora monster model kits were burned into the consciousness of almost every kid in the '60s. Cortlandt shares that experience with us and gives us a preview of his current DVD project.
And on the subject of Aurora, Justin Humphreys gives us the low-down on the reissue of some controversial kits from the '70s that nearly sank Aurora, but are much sought after by collectors today.
Plus there's the usual fearsome fun, like 3-D monsters, Dietz's Dungeon and our review page. So light the torches and grab your pitchforks, 'cause Monster Kid Online Magazine #7 is on the loose!
Autumn is just around the corner, which always makes us horror fans a little giddy. Here's hoping your Halloween season is filled with all the spooky fun a monster kid could wish for in their fondest nightmare.