Horror Portraits by Steve McGinnis


Steve McGinnis is a children’s book illustrator by day, but has been getting some attention in the horror community for his series of high contrast horror character portraits. Although he is the author of over forty books for kids, Steve’s start in illustration was inspired by his love for horror movies as a child.  In 2012 he was commissioned to paint some images and posters for the Niagara Falls Comic-Con to honour the 1974 cast of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Reaching back to his horror roots, he painted a TCM print that the cast loved, which led to him being asked to do the same for the Night of the living Dead.


His most recent horror series is this fantastic black and white monsters project. Talking about this series with HorrorHomework, Steve explained:  I started with the Myers mask and really enjoyed it. So I did a couple more and couldn’t stop. The last show I did the crowds response was over whelming. So I’m doing quite a few more.”

He has also revealed that the next monster to join his line-up will be Karloff as the Frankenstein monster.


You can find out more about Steve’s work at his official website.




Also, it’s not part of the series, but we had to include this super cute Jason image from Steve as a bonus!


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