December 13, 2014

The Monster Movie Art of Feg Murray

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Starting in 1933 and on through 1951, Feg Murray’s syndicated cartoon feature Seein’ Stars celebrated Hollywood movies, with significant coverage given to horror films, a genre generally avoided by the film fan magazines of the times. Murray’s exceptional renderings and beautiful color work included portraits of famous movie monsters and movie monster stars. When Murray took Seein’ Stars to radio, he brought together Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi to sing a duet! Feg Murray was, I submit, a Monster Kid pioneer!

Originally posted in November of 2014, here is an appreciation of Feg Murray’s Monster Movie Art. There’s tons of artwork to discover, and all the thumbnails can be clicked to view large.

This serialized article could not have been possible without the help of monster movie expert George Chastain who contributed information, insights and most of the fabulous art collected here.

If you’ve never seen Feg Murray’s work, you’re in for a real treat. Enjoy! 

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