Was there ever a kid who didn’t check Dick Smith’s Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Book out of the library? Well, probably. But it wasn’t me. I checked this gem out at the same time I was pulling The Eerie Series books off the library shelves.
In this book, monster make-up maven Dick Smith teachers eager young boys how to turn their friends into hideous creatures. Unfortunately, this book didn’t turn me into a special effects whiz as it did Greg Nicotero, Rob Bottin, and Rick Baker. In fact, I never got to even try any of the techniques. But I did enjoy looking at the pictures and dreaming of the day I would make up my friends in these outlandish ways.