A chronicle of Chet Zar’s eclectic career. From his beginnings in the Hollywood special-effects industry to his establishment as a widely respected fine artist, Chet’s unique world of monsters has fascinated and influenced those in fields as varied as tattooing, music and art academia.
Now, through this publication, Chet gives us unprecedented access to his story. In addition to Chet’s own reminiscences, this book offers contributions from creative forces who run the retrospective gamut of Chet’s career, including: • renowned tattooist Paul Booth;
• award-winning author, filmmaker and former editor of Rue Morgue magazine Jovanka Vuckovic;
• film director Guillermo del Toro;
Featuring over 150 full-color images of his paintings, sculptures and sketches, plus behind-the-scenes images from his time in the special-effects industry, Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar is a must-have for anyone who has ever been curious about monsters…or the man behind them.