Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Congratulations to my friend Jessie Lilley. It was announced today that she'll guide the all-new incarnation of FAMOUS MONSTERS as editor.

Jessie has been extraordinarily supportive of my film work over the last ten years, and has the chops to bring Famous Monsters to vibrant life. The first issue published by Philip Kim (number 251) debuts in a couple of months. Expect the mag quarterly.

Here's what the Famous Monster website had to say about Jessie's appointment as editor:

The staff of Famous Monsters of Filmland is pleased to announce the arrival of Jessie Lilley to its ranks as Editor.

As a publisher and editor of small press magazines for over 20 years, Jessie brings an impressive wealth of experience to the pages of FM, and has already had an immediate effect on the production of #251, the relaunch issue scheduled for release in July. “I asked Jessie to write a piece for #251, and over the course of our discussions I think we both slowly realized that she had a lot to offer on the other side of the desk as well,” said FM Editor in Chief Michael Heisler. “We danced around the topic until, ultimately, her first achievement as Editor was to hire herself! Seriously, Jessie has joined us as we’re heading into the home stretch of putting FM #251 together, and we couldn’t be happier to have her aboard.”

You can read more here.

In other FAMOUS MONSTERS news, issue 251 features cover art by the inimitable Richard Corben! Two other covers will be revealed soon, including one by William Stout, and one by Basil Gogos. Famous Monsters of Filmland does indeed live again!

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