Eternal FanBoy, Monsterkid and Dabbler
It was 1960 when Alan discovered a new world of sordid pleasures between the pages of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine which spurred him to create one of the first Fan-Media Conventions in 1963 and '64. During this time he dabbled in zine publishing, from chemical duplicators, mimeography, Xerography and offset printing.
He supplied film for the first San Diego Comic Con while working with Kustom Kar King Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in 1970 till moving to Hollywood doing T-Shirt designs by day and managing "The Holly Cinema" movie theatre on Hollywood Blvd. by night. Boasting a brief career in modeling and TV commercials in 1972 began designing advertising material for motion picture companies which lasted 20 years.
He was the co-founder of "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films" which produced several television shows and is still operating today. He won several awards for Best Fantasy Art and a Walt Disney award for Best Photography.
Ever the dilettante, he has produced several podcast interviews with cult movie favorites from years gone by, cover art for a number of magazines and books, performed in and around a number of movies, produced websites and graphic art. He has now retired and written several novels "The Zombie Effect", "View from the Gurney", and "Bonefield 1" available at Amazon.com