Spanish painter Sanjulian (Manuel Pérez Clemente) was recruited by publisher James Warren in 1970. The Barcelona-based artist would produce some of the most memorable and atmospheric covers ever to grace the Warren magazines, with a special emphasis on Vampirella titles. Sanjulian’s oils would also appear on paperback covers, including Harlequin romances, and a celebrated run on Ace Book’s Conan series.
Sanjulian contributed an intense, monochromatic portrait of Karloff’s Frankenstein for Famous Monsters of Filmland number 94 (1972). The image was later reused, cropped and spliced in with other painted images, as the cover of FM number 188, in 1983.
Sanjulian’s official website.
A collection of Sanjulian’s spectacular art, Sanjulian: Master Visionary.