Best known for producing film posters throughout the '80s, illustrator and visual artist Graham Humphreys has created publicity material for such films as Dream Demon, Basket Case, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more recently, the '80s horror doc In Search of Darkness.
Finally, after all these years, a stunning hardcover book has been produced by Korero Press that collects some of Humphreys' most iconic works, titled Hung, Drawn and Executed.
The book's description reads, "Graham Humphreys’ career as a poster artist looms large over horror cinema. From designing the iconic Evil Dead poster to Nightmare on Elm Street and House of 1000 Corpses, his work is familiar film audiences around the world. It’s easy to see why his work grabs the attention of horror fans and filmmakers alike, as he continually and systematically sets the bar ever higher in his quest for sheer terror and pure entertainment. With over forty years of experience, he is one of the few contemporary illustrators using the traditional medium of gouache to paint his images. Includes previously unseen work: paintings, drawings and colour studies, as well as additional text by Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price and Dacre Stoker.
Whilst most artists now work digitally, Graham remains dedicated to the medium that has supported him throughout his professional career: paint on paper. Current projects include vinyl LP sleeves, posters, private commissions and work for horror film festivals."
The book features a foreword Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker and the international bestselling co-author of Dracula: The Un-Dead (2009), the official Stoker family-endorsed sequel to Dracula and the prequel Dracul (2018).
If you pre-order Hung, Drawn and Executed from Korero Press, you'll also receive a signed limited edition bookplate at no extra cost! The book is expected to release November 1st in the UK, and January 1st, 2020 in the US, according to an Amazon listing.
You can preview a few of the inner pages in the gallery below.