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Author photo. Gahan Wilson photographed by Rachel Lovinger

Gahan Wilson photographed by Rachel Lovinger

Gahan Wilson (1930–2019)

Author of The Big Book of Freaks

Includes the names: Gaham Wilson, Wilson Gahan

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1,278 (15,276)30014,932 (3.81)60
And Then We'll Get Him 101 copies, 4 reviews
I Paint What I See. 84 copies, 1 review
The Cleft and Other Odd Tales 81 copies, 2 reviews
Gahan Wilson's Still Weird 68 copies, 1 review
Nuts 58 copies, 2 reviews
Matthew Looney's invasion of the earth (Illustrator) 38 copies, 1 review
Snow White, Blood Red (Contributor) 1,515 copies, 15 reviews
A Night in the Lonesome October (Illustrator, some editions) 1,133 copies, 57 reviews
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (Contributor) 863 copies, 22 reviews
Again, Dangerous Visions (Contributor) 850 copies, 8 reviews
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (Contributor) 840 copies, 7 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Contributor) 571 copies, 17 reviews
Dark Forces (Contributor) 452 copies, 5 reviews
Cthulhu 2000 (Contributor) 403 copies, 3 reviews
Death: The Deluxe Edition (Illustrator) 363 copies, 3 reviews
Murder for Christmas (26-in-1) (Illustrator, some editions) 349 copies, 6 reviews
Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 329 copies, 5 reviews
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (Cover artist, some editions) 307 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Delicacies (Contributor) 234 copies, 4 reviews
Hellboy: Odd Jobs (Contributor) 227 copies, 2 reviews
A Walking Tour of the Shambles (Cover artist, some editions) 218 copies, 3 reviews
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (Contributor) 215 copies, 4 reviews
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (Illustrator) 191 copies, 2 reviews
Blood Is Not Enough : 17 Stories of Vampirism (Illustrator) 189 copies, 2 reviews
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos (Illustrator, some editions) 181 copies, 2 reviews
The New Lovecraft Circle (Illustrator, some editions) 166 copies, 2 reviews
Beware!: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories (Contributor) 162 copies, 4 reviews
The Dark (Contributor) 153 copies, 4 reviews
Graphic Classics: H. P. Lovecraft (Illustrator) 144 copies, 4 reviews
Judge Sn Goes Golfing (Cover artist, some editions) 133 copies, 9 reviews
Ghost Stories (Contributor) 128 copies, 1 review
Dark Masques (Contributor) 106 copies
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (Contributor) 104 copies, 1 review
Gathering the Bones (Contributor) 103 copies, 1 review
Book of the Dead 2: Still Dead (Contributor) 102 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 19th Series (Cover artist, some editions) 88 copies
Lovecraft's Legacy (Contributor) 84 copies, 2 reviews
Darker Masques (Contributor) 73 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
Best SF: 1971 (Contributor) 68 copies
On Pirates (Illustrator) 68 copies, 2 reviews
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 15th Series (Illustrator, some editions) 66 copies
Chog, a Gothic fable (Illustrator, some editions) 64 copies
Wheel of Fortune (Contributor) 62 copies
Pilot Light (Illustrator) 62 copies, 2 reviews
Best New Horror 2 (Contributor) 59 copies
The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi (Foreword) 58 copies, 2 reviews
Bug-eyed monsters (A Harvest/HBJ original) (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Murder for Christmas [abridged edition] (Illustrator, some editions) 47 copies
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (Contributor) 47 copies, 2 reviews
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (Contributor) 46 copies
Speechless (Introduction, some editions) 42 copies
Frights (Contributor) 41 copies
Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce (Author, some editions) 40 copies, 2 reviews
Psycho-Paths (Contributor) 38 copies
A Death Gallery #1 (Illustrator) 28 copies
Best Of Masques (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
Omni Best Science Fiction Three (Contributor) 24 copies
Asimov's Sherlockian Limericks (Illustrator) 16 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (Contributor) 16 copies, 1 review
Worlds of Cthulhu (Illustrator, some editions) 15 copies, 1 review
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (Illustrator, some editions) 14 copies
Masques IV (Contributor) 13 copies
SF Inventing the Future (Contributor) 11 copies
The Madness of Dr. Caligari (Illustrator, some editions) 9 copies
Legacies (Illustrator) 8 copies
The Endless Gallery (Illustrator) 7 copies
Hairticklers (Illustrator) 6 copies
Tales From the Red Lion (Illustrator) 5 copies
Harper's Magazine 1989 Oct. (Contributor) 1 copy
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I hope that the notes from his family, and the website, stay up for a while, or at least that they all get archived somewhere.


The GoFundMe campaign is closed, but there are the comments for Gahan's last days, and it's very touching to see the love from his stepchildren (Paul Winters was a stepson).

Goodbye to you, brave soul.
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