Monday, November 16, 2009

Monster PSA: Forest Ackerman

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This week's "Monster PSA" poster is not a monster at all, but uber-fan Forrest J. Ackerman!

I figured Forry Ackerman, above anyone else, would probably really appreciate these PSA posters I've been doing, since it was he who pioneered the goofy, jokey tone towards the monsters in the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland.

The tag line is maybe a little schmaltzy, but I can't imagine a better life than Forry's--getting to be, essentially, a professional horror/sci-fi fan, and living long enough to see first hand how much your work meant to several generations of other horror/sci-fi fans.

I'm very sorry I never got the chance to meet him, he seemed like a really fun guy.



Forry Ackerman T-shirt
Forry Ackerman Mug


2 comments:

Pierre Fournier said...

Thanks for this one, Rob. It'll be a year soon, December 4, since FJA passed away. Yours is a wonderful tribute.

Rogueevolent said...

Indeed! Another brilliant poster, and nice to see a "young" version of FJA.
Strange though, this piece had my mind flashing to Mao and other "Red Chinese" poster art... hmm?
I guess Forry's little RED BOOK, his FMoF did brainwash a lot of us :)
best,
r/e