Killer Art: Malcolm Gittins

Describing himself as an artist of dark art, classic monsters, superheroes, fantasy pin-ups, and 1960’s Saturday morning cartoon characters, Malcolm Gittins is a native Pennsylvanian whose love for horror started at a young age. I met Malcolm at Horror Realm’s Spring Break Massacre & Zombie Gras. He had an assortment of prints available – what most intrigued me was his collection of monsters on 4 x 6 glossy printouts – perfect greeting cards for more than a handful of friends! Malcolm’s Mad Monster Art section is the work to check out!

GT: What type of medium do you use?

Malcolm: I work in water colors.

GT: Why monsters?

Malcolm: I saw my first monster movie when I was 5 years old and haven’t been the same since!!  So they’ve been a part of my life since then!!

GT: What sparked your interest in Horror?

Malcolm: Again… ever since age 5 and the movie was King Kong vs. Godzilla.

GT: What are some of your horrific inspirations and muses?

Malcolm: That’s tough… But the classic horror and sci-fi movies. “Growing up” watching Chiller Theater and reading Famous Monsters. People who’ve supported me over the years include Chilly Billy, Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley, and Debbie Rochon.

GT: Who are some of your favorite artists?

Malcolm: My favorite artists include Basil Gogos and Lorraine Bush.

GT: What films / comics / books / etc. are you into?

Malcolm: Classic films like The Big Sleep, His Girl Friday. Not so much into comics any more but movie reference books like Creature Features.

GT: Do you have a favorite Horror villain/monster?

Malcolm: Don’t really have a favorite villain or monster, but I admire Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Lugosi. I got to meet Vincent Price so his films I enjoy a lot.

Thank you Malcolm for setting aside some of your time for Gores Truly! We hope you continue to create monsters and wish you the best of luck in all your artistic adventures!

Check out Malcolm Gittins Art on Facebook or send him an email: monstershoppe@yahoo.com.

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Boris enjoys reading, writing, traveling, performing, roller derby, and costuming in addition to immersing herself in a variety of horrific worlds via literature, art, video games, comics, music, haunted attractions, and cinematic adventures. From zombies to slashers, creature features to B-movies, and psychological thrillers to supernatural stories, Boris is into many different subgenres of horror.