There is a nice tribute to Forrey up now on Ain't It Cool-
And an obituary on the LA Times site
Sigh.... how i loved Famous Monsters as a kid, back when I'd save up my allowance & head down to Mapes 5 & 10 and pick up lots of the old Warren magazines like FM and Eerie and Creep as well as the Aurora monster kits. And I know I am but one of many he had a big influence on.
Weird thing is Paula and I had JUST been talking about him about half an hour before I found this out, while cruising ebay and crying over the stuff-we'd-buy-in-a-heartbeart-if-we-won-t
(Now if I could only win the lottery this week I could bid on the costumes for Buckaroo Banzai/Peter Weller and New Jersey/Jeff Goldblum, some of the stop motion figures from Corpse Bride & best of all - Jack Skellington driving his coffin sleigh pulled by reindeer skeletons with Zero leading the way! I won't go for Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, the chunk of the Death star or Indiana Jones' bullwhip & fedore, honest! See.... hearing about people like Forry inspired me that you can collect this stuff! I think he would have gotten a kick out of this crazy fannish apartment if he'd visited, I'm sure he's seen many much like this place! :)