Little shop of horrors
Freak show Greg Staples’ 2014 World Horror Con highlights
Illustrator and comic artist Greg Staples was one of the guests of honour at this year’s four-day World Horror convention in Portland, Oregon, which took place last month.
Greg’s well known for his work on 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd, as well as World of Warcraft and Magic: The Gathering, and he was thrilled to be part of such a unique event. “It’s important,” he says, “for artists to represent our field in all its diversity, to keep illustration fresh in people’s minds.
“There were many highlights. But for me the biggest was being among such a distinguished line-up of horror writers. I also enjoyed talking to Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price, about her father’s movies.”
Greg has worked extensively in the horror genre, including illustrating The Horror Stories of Robert E Howard, and creating art for film and television projects such as World War Z, Solomon Kane and BBC’s The Fades. But he feels it’s important to get out the studio from time to time.
“I just enjoy meeting new and exciting people, whether they’re fans or people I’m working with in the industry.”
For more information about World Horror Con visit www.worldhorror2014.org. To see more of Greg’s artwork, please visit
Here are two of Greg’s atmospheric artworks from The Horror Stories of Robert E Howard.