We want to hear from you! published by IDW Publishing, for which he won a National Cartoonists Society's award. , Wrightson received the H.P. In 1982 Craven directed the horror film Swamp Thing, based on Wrightson and Wein’s character.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola said of Wrightson, "He was a genius, and not just a monster guy. Everything Bernie did had soul. Recent works include Frankenstein Alive Alive, Dead She Said, the Ghoul and Doc Macabre (IDW Publishing) all co-created with horror author Steve Niles, and several print/poster/sketchbooks series produced by Nakatomi. 92 (July 1971) in a standalone horror story set in the Victorian era. Manning, Matthew K. "1980s" in Dolan, p. 219: "Plotted by Jim Starlin, with dramatic designs by Bernie Wrightson... Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 234: "Writer Jim Starlin took the Dark Knight into the depths of Gotham for the four-issue prestige format, The National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor, "Like a Bat Out of Hell Chatting with Bernie Wrightson, DC's Monster Maker", "How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work", "Frankenstein Alive, Alive! 1 (with Len Wein). 179 (March–April 1969). The film told the story of how a violent incident with a special chemical transformed a research scientist into a swamp plant monster. ", "Funny, charming and oh, so very talented, I will always remember Bernie fondly. '", During a 2016 tour of his extensive library of art and pop culture memorabilia, Del Toro named Wrightson's Frankenstein as the work whose original artwork was the hardest to find, saying, "They are very rare. In 1968 he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment.  In 1986, Wrightson and writer Susan K. Putney collaborated on the Spider-Man: Hooky graphic novel. — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 19, 2017.  That same year saw Wrightson and Starlin produce a second benefit comic, Heroes Against Hunger featuring Superman and Batman which was published by DC and like the earlier Marvel project featured many top comics creators.
His wife, Liz Wrightson, confirmed the news via her husband’s website this morning. Wrightson also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. Bernie Wrightson, the acclaimed comic book artist who co-created the horror creature of "Swamp Thing" fame, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, of brain cancer. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Allow the wonderful memories of Bernie to bring joy and laughter to you. Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of DC Comics’ movie-starring creature Swamp Thing, died after a battle with brain cancer. He …
, He received the National Cartoonists Society's award in the category Comic Books for 2012 for Frankenstein Alive, Alive!.. The film received generally positive reviews and overtime became a cult classic. Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of DC Comics’ movie-starring creature Swamp Thing, died after a battle with brain cancer. At one point Wrightson lived in the same Queens apartment building as artists Allen Milgrom, Howard Chaykin and Walter Simonson.
3 (Feb.-March 1973).. ", McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p.152 "The host that was first presented in a framing sequence by scribe Marv Wolfman and artist Bernie Wrightson received further, imaginative development in Neil Gaiman's, McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 153: "Following his debut in, McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 154: "Scribe Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson left Swamp Thing some company...the woman who would become Swamp Thing's soul mate, Abigail Arcane.". We offer our condolences to his loved ones. , Wrightson lived with his second wife Liz Wrightson and his stepson Thomas Adamson in Austin, Texas. 'Frankenstein' is a complete masterpiece of value, using incredibly complex pictures, and yet you always see exactly what you are supposed to see. Soulmates such as you and Bernie always find their way back to each other.  Wein later recounted how Wrightson became involved with the story: "Bernie Wrightson had just broken up with a girlfriend, and we were sitting in my car just talking about life – all the important things to do when you're 19 and 20 years old. It's where Frankenstein breaks the laws of God. "Rest in peace my brother you will forever remain in our hearts", "Bernie shaped our imaginations.Such a nice man. In 1989 a low-budget sequel titled The Return of Swamp Thing was released. That makes it a bit more of a treasure map.
Regarding the famously reproduced two-page spread from that work depicting Frankenstein's laboratory, Simonson said of that image, "It's so complicated and yet he's able to show you what he wants you to see.
He has illustrated cards for Last Unicorn Games' collectible card game Heresy: Kingdom Come, and has contributed album covers for a number of bands, including Meat Loaf.
", Wrightson won the Shazam Award for Best Penciller (Dramatic Division) in 1972 and 1973 for Swamp Thing, the Shazam Award for Best Individual Story (Dramatic) in 1972 for Swamp Thing No. "Nightfall" was an exercise in ink wash. "Clarice" was also drawn in pen, brush, and ink, and with ink wash.
The other four: one of them, no one knows where it is, and the other three are, I would say, very hard to pry away from the people that have them.
He would later illustrate the cover for TV Guide magazine's April 26 – May 2, 1997 issue, illustrating the TV miniseries of King's The Shining. He also drew sporadic comics stories and single illustrations for National Lampoon magazine from 1973 to 1983. Lovecraft Award (also known as the "Howie") at the 2007 H.P. Though he continued to produce sequential art, Wrightson at this time began producing artwork for numerous posters, prints, calendars, and even a highly detailed coloring book. He was a nominee for the same award, then known as the "Goethe Award," in 1973. Wrightson, born October 27, 1948, was known for his horror illustrations and comic books. 1 (July–Aug. Published in the form of a "comic jam", the book featured an all-star lineup of comics creators as well as a few notable authors from outside the comic book industry, such as Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Harlan Ellison, and Edward Bryant. It's taken me years to get that. He is survived by his wife, two sons, John and Jeffrey, and one stepson, Thomas Adamson. A Conversation with Bernie Wrightson", "Bernie Wrightson – Horror Artist Bernie Wrightson's Official Website", "Byrne, Wrightson Return To IDW With New Series", "The Walking Dead season 7 finale: Who is Bernie Wrightson, the person episode 16 was dedicated to? Wrightson and Michelle had two sons together, John and Jeffrey.  "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life", the April 2, 2017 season 7 finale of the TV series The Walking Dead, was dedicated to Wrightson's memory. This led to several other collaborations with King, including illustrations for the novella "Cycle of the Werewolf", the restored edition of King's apocalyptic horror epic, The Stand, and Wolves of the Calla, the fifth installment of King's Dark Tower series. In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of DC Comics’ movie-starring creature Swamp Thing, died after a battle with brain cancer. He was awarded the Inkwell Award Special Recognition Award in 2015 for his 45-plus years of work, including co-creating DC Comic's Swamp Thing and Frankenstein. During production on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, Wrightson was among the artists hired by associate producer Michael C. Gross to provide concept art envisioning the ghosts and other psychic phenomena encountered by that film's characters. Wrightson was co-recipient of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for 1986, along with Jim Starlin, for his work on Heroes for Hope.  Wrightson began spelling his name "Berni" in his professional work to distinguish himself from an Olympic diver named Bernie Wrightson, but later restored the final "e" to his name. 1972), a character which would later be used in the work of Neil Gaiman. Bernard Albert Wrightson (October 27, 1948 – March 18, 2017), sometimes credited as Bernie Wrightson, was an American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brushwork. Just remember that it's only a temporary parting, Liz. Upon hearing the news, Guillermo del Toro, Joss Whedon and more Hollywood industry players sent their condolences. He drives the eye right where it needs." In 2012, Wrightson collaborated with Steve Niles on Frankenstein Alive, Alive! Analyzing Wrightson's skill in depth, Simonson explained that in addition to his ability to draw anything, Wrightson was a master of value, able to effect a precise command over the depth and tones of the colors and shades of grey in his work, stating, "In drawing or in painting, one of the things that you control is the value, which is the light and dark.  The artwork he contributed included images of the "escapees" from the Ghostbusters' electrically-powered ghost storage facility, which run amok after the facility's electricity is turned off.. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. In some ways [the lab scene is] the core of the story. Jim Starlin and Wrightson produced Heroes for Hope, a 1985 one-shot designed to raise money for African famine relief and recovery.
The "Captain Sternn" segment of the animated film Heavy Metal is based on a character created by Wrightson (first appearing in the June 1980 issue of Heavy Metal magazine). In 1983 Bernie Wrightson illustrated the comic book adaptation of the Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow. — Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) March 19, 2017, R.I.P. I have nine out of the 13 favorite plates of the Frankenstein book that Bernie Wrightson ever did. In summer 1972 he published Badtime Stories, a horror/science fiction comics anthology featuring his own scripts and artwork (from the period 1970–1971), each story being drawn in a different medium (ink wash, tonal pencil drawings, duoshade paper, screen tones, e.g., along with traditional pen-and-ink and brushwork). McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 146: "'Swamp Thing' was the name of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson's turn-of-the-century tale, and its popularity with readers led a modernized version of the character into his own series a year later. “It is with great sorrow that I must announce the passing of my beloved husband, Bernie. A master.
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