FXRH SC (2012 Archive Editions) Special Visual Effects Created by Ray Harryhausen 1-1ST graphic novel
1st printing. Collects Special Visual Effects Created by Ray Harryhausen (1971) #1-4. The legendary fanzine published from 1971 - 1974 finally collected in a Deluxe Edition by the original publishers. Includes new and rare artwork and photos, many never printed before or since! Before An Animated Life... Before Film Fantasy Scrapbook... Even before Starlog magazine... There was... FXRH (Special Visual Effects Created by Ray Harryhausen). In 1971, Ernest Farino and Sam Calvin teamed up to create and publish the first fanzine devoted entirely to stop motion master Ray Harryhausen. Named for Rays on-screen credit, Special Visual Effects Created by Ray Harryhausen (or FXRH) made its debut as a 26-page offset publication, side-stapled, with an original print run of only 300 copies. Now, this limited edition softcover book combines all four issues and includes: Extensive coverage of Ray's 16mm Fairy Tales, including frame blowups; Technical analysis of the effects in Valley of Gwangi; Detailed 2-part filmbook on Jason and the Argonauts; The 1971 interview with Ray & Charles Schneer at the National Film Theater; Sam Calvin's famous "jiggling rock" parody; Ray Harryhausen's aerial brace creations; Frame-by-frame sequences; A separate, exclusive interview with Charles Schneer; Coverage of the then-new The Golden Voyage of Sinbad; An exclusive interview with Kerwin Mathews conducted by Star Wars' Mark Hamill; Ray Harryhausen's early 16mm experimental films illustrated by frame blowups; Complete cast & credits from Rays films; Plus, Trivia, editorials, facts and figures, cartoons. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 336 pages, PC/PB&W. NOTE: Limited to 1,000 copies. Cover price $49.95.