This past week, we lost the prolific artist, designer, and movie producer, Michael C. Gross. Here's what he left us with:
  1. The Ghostbusters logo
    He not only produced Ghostbusters I, II, and the cartoon, he was responsible for the icon.
  2. National Lampoon magazine
    Gross was the Art Director for National Lampoon magazine - this was arguably his most memorable cover.
  3. Esquire Magazine
    He art directed Esquire in the '70s. This extreme close-up of Lee Marvin got a lot of attention.
  4. Heavy Metal
    As a film producer, Gross worked on some quintessential movies, like Heavy Metal, and...
  5. Kindergarten Cop
  6. He was also John Lennon's designer, produced Twins, and painted art until his passing.
  7. Michael C. Gross, 2 weeks ago...
    at his Oceanside home. Years back, I flipped his famous National Lampoon cover with Ben's pug, Wallace, for a T-shirt. He loved it. Rest in Power!