TreasuryCast #51 – The Monsters Color The Creature Book

TREASURYCAST #51 – THE MONSTERS COLOR THE CREATURE BOOK

Just in time for Halloween, Rob welcomes back fellow Fire and Water Network All-Star Ryan Daly to discuss THE MONSTERS COLOR THE CREATURE BOOK, featuring art by Bernie Wrightson!

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4 responses to “TreasuryCast #51 – The Monsters Color The Creature Book

  1. I am *shocked* and *appalled* at the outrageous false advertising! A Treasurycast that doesn’t cover a treasury?! I may never listen to one of your so-called ‘Treasurycasts’ ever again (…until the next one drops…)

    Just kidding, obviously. I’m actually really happy that you highlighted this book, because (like Ryan) I never knew it existed until now. It’s really quite fascinating that Wrightson did an artbook back in the early ’70s under the guise of a coloring book. What a trip.
    Otherwise, looking over your gallery and then the whole book over at Creature Buzz (thanks to that site’s proprietor for posting it), I realized that I’ve seen most of these images posted elsewhere online over the years. I just never knew they were all from a single source. It’s also fascinating that Phil Seuling wrote the little text poems accompanying the images.
    In conclusion, I have nothing else to say, except: man, they did some really cool s**t back in the ’70s…

  2. It blows my mind that this was released in the 70s! When I first saw the images I assumed it was a more recent release. One of those “adult” coloring books from recent years featuring the work of famous comic artists.
    This is a brilliant book. Wrightson’s work looks just as amazing in black and white as it does in color. It reminds me of a trading card set featuring his work from the late 80s or early 90s. (There was a subset of his Frankenstein illustrations). I’m gonna have to dig them out of storage.

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and appropriately creepy coloring book. If I’d seen this as a kid, then I’d have been too scared to pick it up, but I certainly can appreciate Wrightson’s work as an adult.

    Piggy-backing on your discussion of zombies, I wanted to draw people’s attention to an excellent documentary about zombies, Exhumed: A History of Zombies, that I caught on PBS last Friday (https://www.pbs.org/video/exhumed-a-history-of-zombies-ovvtqc/). I’m guessing that fans of this coloring book might find it interesting.

  4. Great discussion fellas. I was aware of this book, and had seen a few pages, but not the whole thing. Needless to say, it’s gorgeous, in that ghoulish way only Wrightson could create. Is Wrightson the greatest horror artist of the comic medium? Yes. Yes, he is.

    Just a few nerdy clarifications on some of the monsters. Ghouls were originally known as carrion-eaters… in other words, they fed on corpses. They were often linked to tales of alleged vampirism as well. The modern, Post-Romero Zombie is actually far more ghoul than the traditional Haitian zombie. And actually Zuvembie was a term used interchangeably with zombie in some fiction before Marvel got a hold of it, believe it or not!

    Thanks for sharing this great book with everyone, including Ryan!!!

    Chris

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