The G-FAN website is reporting the addition of two well-respected guests to the G-FEST XVII lineup. Bob Eggleton, whose work appears above, is quite possibly the most influential and successful North American kaiju artist, having contributed to both Dark Horse Comics and Random House Godzilla titles. His amazing renderings of giant monsters have also graced many pages of G-FAN. Bob's work is not limited to the kaiju realm, however, and the curious will want to click on http://bobeggleton.com/
Also announced as guest presenter is David Kalat, whose book "A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series" is an excellent survey of the genre. It is able to consider the series in a serious manner--yet it also receives the films in the spirit in which they were created--not always an easy balance to maintain--call it "intelligent enjoyment."At any rate, Kalat's writing has increased my appreciation of Godzilla movies and I look forward to hearing his presentation. If you want to hear it, too, you've gotta go to G-FEST XVII--Return to Monster Island!