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Support Nightmares of Halloween Past Indiegogo

We are excited to announce that Nightmares of Halloween Past, one of Gary Baseman’s dearest book projects, will finally be published by TwoFauns. Celebrating Halloween, Americana, and photography, this book features over 300 vintage photographs, plus never-before-seen paintings by Baseman that show his zeal for black cats, skeletons, devils, and…

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Gary and the Monsters

Halloween, a widely celebrated American tradition with European roots, has for a long time been a source of inspiration for Gary Baseman. Here’s a brief history of the artist’s relationship with this spooky celebration. Growing up as a latchkey kid with plenty of time to himself, Baseman found in drawing…

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Baseman

Día de los Muertos encourages the remembrance and celebration of the lives of departed loved ones. Originating from Mexico, this holiday represents when the border between the spirit world and the real world dissolves. During two days (November 1 for the spirits of the children and November 2 for All Souls…

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A Lovely Stroll Down Memory Lane for Blackie the Cat

Since Blackie the Cat’s passing last year in August, Gary Baseman has carried the memory of his beloved companion through his artwork. Recently, Baseman gathered with close friends and fans for a private memorial for Blackie at the Cat. Photographer and journalist Maggie St. Thomas was in attendance, and interviewed…

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Happy Birthday, Baseman and Bosko!

September brings birthday celebrations to both artist Gary Baseman and Bosko! This month we celebrate the life and creativity of Gary Baseman, whose childhood memories continue to influence his art and festive spirit. The image below shows Gary at his birthday party at his childhood home. Birthdays have always been…

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Goth Ahwroo

Born from unrequited love, Goth Ahwroo emerges from Midnight to Mourning in search of his beloved.  Dutiful in his observance of quarantine during this pandemic, Gary Baseman hand-painted a small number of Ahwroos originally produced by 3DRetro. A nod to both Gothic literature and Goth subculture, Baseman created a new…

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CDC-approved Trip with Toby

With cases of COVID still rising in some areas in the United States and around the world, many continue to stay safe and delay leisure travel, especially since major restrictions are still in place for international travel. For those homebound yearning for vacation in another place besides home, we’d like…

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California: Time to cast your VOTE!

For the first time in nearly two decades, California voters will decide whether to remove the governor in a recall election set for Septempber 14. California is one of 20 states that allow voters to recall their governor and the last time this happened in California was in 2003, when…

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Memorial for the Magical, Brilliant Blackie the Cat

Today, we stand on the burial ground of thousands of Ice Age creatures, some of whom are Blackie the Cat’s ancestors like the saber-toothed cat. The La Brea Tar Pits is just one place where there are fossils and oil goo that are evidence of creatures long gone. We’re reminded…

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