(February 18, 1930 – November 21, 2019)
Gahan Wilson is an author, editor, cartoonist, and illustrator known for his cartoons depicting horror and fantasy situations. He was married to the author Nancy Winters from 1966 to her death in March, 2019.
Wilson has said he was inspired by the irreverent work of various satiric cartoonists, as well as the science fiction monster films of the 1950s. His cartoons and prose fiction have appeared regularly in Playboy, Collier's, and The New Yorker for almost 50 years.
In addition to his cartoons for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, he also wrote book and movie reviews for that publication. He has also been a movie review columnist for The Twilight Zone Magazine and a book critic for Realms of Fantasy magazine.
Books edited by Wilson include Gahan Wilson's Favorite Tales of Horror (1976) and The First World Fantasy Awards (1977).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 -- toastmaster at 1st World Fantasy Convention
- 1976 -- toastmaster at 2nd World Fantasy Convention
- 1977 -- toastmaster at World Fantasy Convention III
- 1978 -- toastmaster at 4th World Fantasy Convention
- 1981 -- World Fantasy Award (Special)
- 1985 -- Hexacon 7, ICFA 6
- 1989 -- Inkpot Award
- 1990 -- Marcon XXV
- 1992 -- Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1989
- 1993 -- Necon 13, NecronomiCon, 1st Edition
- 1998 -- World Fantasy Convention 1998
- 2003 -- Necronomicon '03, Necon 23 (Necon Legend)
- 2006 -- Necon 26 (GoH and Roastee)
- 2007 -- Necon Hall of Fame
Also involved: - Arcana 33 - Crypt of Cthulhu - DeepSouthCon 14 - Donald Wandrei - Hexacon 8 - Lunacon 22 - MileHiCon 18 - Necon 15 - OASIS 7 - SF Expo - Twilight Tales
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