If you don’t know the great comic artist, Gahan Wilson, I pity your half-assed life experience. Missing Wilson’s classic single-panel cartoons is akin to never knowing the work of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, R. Crumb, Edward Gorey, Charles Addams and a few other masters of horrifically twisted reality. No one ever made the macabre as wrenchingly funny as Mr. Wilson.
Documentarian Steve Jaffe has finished a film about the artist, “Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird”. He is in desperate need of getting his film qualified for next year’s Academy Awards and has set up a Kick Starter page. If you love Gahan Wilson’s art the way I do you might consider contributing. I hope the film gets a good distribution deal eventually. Gahan Wilson is long over due for the recognition he deserves.