I'm on the Decapitated Dan Podcast!
March 18, 2012
Hey, Monster Fans,
This week I was interviewed on the "Decapitated Dan" podcast. Where we discussed my "Wulf and Batsy" horror comic book series and lots of other junk. It's only a half hour show, so my babbling doesn't go on quite long enough to make you puke blood.
Here's the Link to Dan's site: Decapitated Dan interviews Bryan Baugh
You can also find the podcast ("Discussions with Decapitated Dan" Episode #83) ...on iTunes.
My Artwork in MORE BRAINS!
November 23, 2011
"Return of the Living Dead" has been one of my all-time favorite movies ever since its original release, in 1985. I first saw it, in the theater, when the film was still just a few weeks old - and it was love at first sight. I became an instant, rabid fan of all things ROTLD.
I collected every single horror movie magazine with articles about it. When the goofy, punk rock soundtrack came out, I scraped up the last of my summer lawn-mowing money to buy it - on record! See, it was 1985, and records were still the primary format for music. The poster for this movie has occupied the wall of (almost) every home I've lived in, ever since 1985, from my bedroom at my parents' house when I was a teenager, to the walls of every dorm room and apartment I lived in as a college student, and right up to the present day: Even after I became a responsible, settled-down, married adult, the poster remains in my art room/office.
And of course, over the years, I have bought every edition of this movie that has been released, on each new-improved format: the VHS tape, BOTH versions of the DVD... the excellent Blu Ray release (the Blu Ray is easily the best)...
You get the idea... I am a long-time, hopeless fan of "Return of the Living Dead".
So I am excited to announce that a brand-new, feature-length documentary about the making of this film, has just been released on DVD. It's called:
"MORE BRAINS! A Return to the Living Dead"
Naturally, I would be excited about "MORE BRAINS", because cult horror films don't usually receive this level of in-depth behind-the-scenes documentation, with such candid, no-holds-barred interviews, featuring almost every single cast and crew member...
...But another reason I am so excited about this documentary - is because it features two of my illustrations!! Yes, you heard that right! Watch for my artwork to appear during the behind-the-scenes discussion of the famous Tar-Man sequence!
This wonderful opportunity came about thanks to Beverly Randolph, the actress who was menaced by the Tar-Man zombie in ROTLD (and who was also a producer on the doc). It's a long story but I met Beverly a couple years ago and we became friends. I knew nothing about "MORE BRAINS" until she let me in on it, while it was in production, about 9 months ago. It was she who requested my artwork to appear in the documentary. ...And I've been biting my tongue about it ever since! Haha.
I can't express how hugely excited and flattered I feel, to have my artwork connected, in even the smallest way, with a movie that I have loved so much, for so long. Not to mention - seeing my name in the credits of an official Return of the Living Dead - thing...? THAT was a trip! ...I wish I could be all cool and laid back and professional about this... But that would be a lie. I am just too big of a fan. Thanks a MILLION Beverly! Thank you thank you!
...And finally - speaking purely as a fan - I highly recommend all you zombified wierdos out there, track down a copy of this DVD as soon as possible, before rigor-mortis sets in! "MORE BRAINS" is one of the best behind-the-scenes docs, about one of the best zombie movies, you'll ever find. Watching it will... make the pain... go away... the pain of being DEAD... Can't you feel yourself... ROTTING???
ORDER IT NOW!!!
I'm on the Nerd Fire Podcast for Halloween!
November 5, 2011
I was asked to be a guest on the special Halloween episode of "The Nerd Fire Podcast"! I had a lotta fun doing it, too. The hosts: Kevin, Joe, and Walsh, are awesome guys. Listen to me ramble with them about horror movies, and other stuff.
You can download the episode directly from the "Nerd Fire" website... Or from iTunes.
Here's the Link:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN everybody!!
San Diego Comic Con 2011
August 1, 2011
New Full Color Art Book - CRYPT LOGIC Series Two
July 9, 2011
Coming this summer: My new color art book: CRYPT-LOGIC SERIES TWO. This volume is 40 pages of my full-color illustrations (and, okay a few black and white / pen-and-ink versions thrown in). For now, this book will be a special item available only for sale at the San Diego Comic - Con, July 20th - 24th. You will only be able to get it by coming directly to my booth at SDCC and buying it from me personally! At some as-yet-undetermined point in the late summer or early fall, I will do a second printing for on-line sales. More info on my SDCC booth number / booth location coming soon.
Till then, enjoy the bloody, splattery, messy cover.
January 20, 2011
Barry Hobart, also known as "Dr.Creep" died this week. Dr.Creep was THE number one TV Horror Host who I watched and idolized when I was a little boy. His show aired from the early 1970's and well into the 1980's, on WKEF-22, the local television station which broadcast out of my hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
I must have started watching Dr.Creep when I was really, really young, because I don't remember ever "starting to watch him". I just remember that I always watched him, throughout my entire childhood. Like some crazy uncle, Dr.Creep was one of those folks who was just always there.
But let me tell ya - whether it was his original show "Shock Theater" or his later show, "Saturday Night Dead"... If Dr.Creep was on, you bet I was plunked right down in front of the television.
I have always considered Dr.Creep my preschool teacher of horror - because the first time my eyeballs ever viewed most of the classic horror films and classic movie monsters, was when they aired on his show - all before I was in kindergarten.
This was the man who first introduced me to Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mr.Hyde, King Kong, and the Wolf Man. He introduced those characters as if they were his friends, and so they became my friends.
And just as important - Dr.Creep was funny. He danced to weird music, he told knowingly bad jokes. He goofed on his own show, and he even goofed on himself. He made a point of letting us kids know that while monster movies might be scary - they were just for fun, which made me see them that way, too.
Dr. Creep turned me into a fan of horror movies and monsters before I was old enough to know any better, and God bless him for that, because those were the movies that first sparked my imagination and set my creativity down this crazy path that I have been following ever since. The influence this guy had on my imagination continues to echo through my artwork thirty years later.
I have no doubt Dr.Creep is in Heaven tonight, running some great, obscure, black-and-white horror flick for the angels. He's probably having a wild time hanging out with Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Jack Pierce, and all the rest. And he's probably doing that crazy "AH-AH-AH" laugh that I always tried to imitate when I was a kid. Rest In Peace, Good Doctor. A small, bloody chunk of my heart has died with you, on this cold, windy night.
February 4, 2010
January 24, 2010
The second Wulf and Batsy trade paperback features a brand new, never before-published, epic-length story called Lustmord Nightmares, plus extras including: full-page character illustrations, Captain Bloodclot Ads, and a Supplemental section of notes, sketches, layouts, and text showing how this new story was conceived and developed. The whole book totals 268 pages, with a cover price of $25.00. Available for order March 1st, 2010. Recommended for mature readers 18 and up.
Crypt Logic Returns
July 21, 2009
After four (or is it five?) years of decomposing on the internet, CryptLogic.net finally gets the major overhaul it has been dying for, for so long! Thanks to the work of brilliant designer and friend John Walsh, my art website now looks and functions better than ever before... and features a lot more content! Have fun looking around, kiddies!