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A Tribute to a Macabre Genius

The Life and Art of Gahan Wilson

Explore the darkly humorous world of Gahan Wilson, a master of macabre cartoons whose work has captivated audiences for decades. This site is run by his family to share his legacy.

Photograph by David Hume Kennerly. Used with his permission.

Honoring Gahan Wilson

Gahan Wilson Playboy Cartoons

The Playboy Years

Gahan Wilson’s cartoons in Playboy magazine are legendary, blending dark humor with sharp social commentary.


Dark Humor Collection

A curated selection of Gahan Wilson’s most iconic and darkly humorous Playboy cartoons.


Macabre Masterpieces

Explore the macabre and whimsical world of Gahan Wilson through his unforgettable Playboy cartoons.


Limited Edition Prints

Own a piece of history with limited edition prints of Gahan Wilson’s Playboy cartoons.


The New Yorker Cartoons

Cartoon Collection Vol. 1

A curated selection of Gahan Wilson’s most iconic cartoons published in The New Yorker.

Cartoon Collection Vol. 2

Another volume featuring more of Gahan Wilson’s darkly humorous works from The New Yorker.

Limited Edition Prints

High-quality prints of some of Gahan Wilson’s most beloved cartoons.

Original Sketches

Own a piece of history with original sketches by Gahan Wilson.

Gahan Wilson Funnies

Funnies Collection Vol. 1

A collection of Gahan Wilson’s humorous and macabre comic strips.

Funnies Collection Vol. 2

Another volume featuring more of Gahan Wilson’s unique comic strips.

Funnies Collection Vol. 3

A third volume of Gahan Wilson’s darkly funny comic strips.

Funnies Collection Vol. 4

The fourth volume in the series, showcasing more of Gahan Wilson’s comic strips.

Funnies Collection Vol. 5

A fifth volume featuring Gahan Wilson’s humorous take on life through comic strips.

Funnies Collection Vol. 6

The sixth volume of Gahan Wilson’s unforgettable comic strips.

Advertising Cartoons

Ad Cartoon Collection Vol. 1

Ad Cartoon Collection Vol. 2

Ad Cartoon Collection Vol. 3

Ad Cartoon Collection Vol. 4

Ad Cartoon Collection Vol. 5

Ad Cartoon Collection Vol. 6

Gahan Wilson in Hollywood

Film Contributions

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Gahan Wilson’s unique style influenced the character design and overall aesthetic of this beloved film.

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Wilson’s dark humor brought a new twist to this classic character in the 1995 movie.

Television Appearances

The Simpsons

Wilson made a guest appearance, lending his voice and creative input to an episode.

Tales from the Crypt

Wilson’s macabre storytelling was featured in an episode of this iconic series.

The Addams Family

Wilson contributed to the dark humor and quirky characters of this show.

Film Festivals

Wilson’s works have been showcased in numerous film festivals, celebrating his contributions to the genre.

Awards and Recognitions

Lifetime Achievement Award

Wilson received this prestigious award for his contributions to film and television.

Best Animated Feature

Wilson’s work on The Nightmare Before Christmas earned him this accolade.

Creative Influence

Wilson’s unique style has influenced countless filmmakers and animators.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Wilson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the arts.

Special Screenings

Exclusive screenings of films featuring Wilson’s work are held regularly.

Gahan Wilson's Other Works

Illustrated Books

Wilson’s illustrated books showcase his unique style and dark humor.

Comic Strips

Wilson’s comic strips have been featured in numerous publications, delighting readers with their macabre wit.

Magazine Covers

Wilson’s artwork has graced the covers of many well-known magazines.

Greeting Cards

Wilson’s distinctive style has been used in a series of greeting cards, perfect for any occasion.


Wilson’s posters are highly sought after by collectors and fans alike.


Wilson’s artwork has been used on a variety of merchandise, including t-shirts, mugs, and more.

Gahan Wilson's Writings

Short Stories

Wilson’s short stories are filled with his signature dark humor and unique perspective.



Wilson’s novels delve deeper into his macabre world, offering readers a more immersive experience.



Wilson’s essays provide insight into his creative process and the themes that inspire his work.



Wilson’s scripts for film and television showcase his storytelling prowess and dark humor.


Gahan Wilson Video Interviews

Interview with Gahan Wilson - 2000

An in-depth conversation with Gahan Wilson discussing his inspirations and career highlights.

Gahan Wilson on Cartooning

Gahan Wilson shares his thoughts on the art of cartooning and his unique style.

The Dark Humor of Gahan Wilson

A candid interview where Gahan Wilson talks about the dark humor that defines his work.

Gahan Wilson's Creative Process

Explore the creative process behind some of Gahan Wilson’s most famous cartoons.

Gahan Wilson's Legacy

A reflective interview on Gahan Wilson’s legacy and impact on the world of cartoons.

Gahan Wilson's Inspirations

Discover the inspirations and influences that shaped Gahan Wilson’s unique artistic vision.

Own a Piece of Gahan Wilson's Legacy