Monday, January 23, 2012

BILL NELSON: STAKE VICTIM & AXE VICTIM


Bill Nelson art from THE MONSTER TIMES #8 (May 1972).


Artist/Illustrator Bill Nelson's work could be seen in monster 'zines regularly in the early-mid 1970's. I remember his great cover drawings for the legendary PHOTON magazine and others. He has since gone on to become a a fine artist, specializing in portraits. Never forgetting his roots, a new book, The Man of a Thousand Faces, has been recently published that includes many of his pieces from his days as a monster artist. The book is available through CREATURE FEATURES.


Another man that shares the name Bill Nelson is on the short list of the Best Guitar Players You've Probably Never Heard. His group, Be Bop Deluxe, shredded listeners in the 70's with energetic pop/rock tunes accompanied by his blistering sonic guitar attack. Often compared to David Bowie, he eschewed the comparison, even though the group maintained it's glam and art rock persona throughout most of their career. Of interest to MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD readers is that Nelson often used science-fiction imagery in both his song lyrics and the group's album cover art.




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