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Ian Jane
03-17-2011, 04:46 PM
We haven't had a rad artist thread in a while. Here's a new one.

Bernie Wrightson. Quite possibly the greatest comic book artist of all time.

RAD.

http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/berni-wrightson-frankenstein.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/396073041_46c44c4c68_o.jpg

http://www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/2008/04/blackcat_01_wrightson.jpg

http://michaelmay.us/08blog/0326_ruemorgue.jpg

Ian Jane
03-17-2011, 04:49 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_f3G2AgE_QQs/SbuJczFliXI/AAAAAAAAAB8/CcgkjI9MvQg/s400/A+LOOK+BACK073.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HBKWtrKbYAk/SudH-P5e1kI/AAAAAAAABhQ/BvzNQtmVw2E/s400/Berni+Wrightson+Master+of+the+Macabre+++%235.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Cain_%26_Able.jpg/250px-Cain_%26_Able.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0G13auCIZAY/S8DtaMoTszI/AAAAAAAAFmA/slHNLOsqIb8/s1600/Bernie_Wrightson_art.jpg

http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_13461/subcat_84259/WRIGHTSON2.jpg

Rad artist? Rad eyebrows!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/Bernie_Wrightson.JPG/230px-Bernie_Wrightson.JPG

Todd Jordan
03-17-2011, 06:10 PM
Other than his Swamp Thing work, I think this is my favorite Wrightson comic...

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/pottys-over.html

Ian Jane
03-18-2011, 09:12 AM
Epic Illustrated was an awesome magazine.

Swamp Thing is also awesome.

http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_2117/subcat_32982/Wrightson%20Commision.jpg

Toyboy
07-29-2011, 11:16 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/tumblr_kyr3eki3Ck1qze93ao1_500.jpg

Ian Jane
07-29-2011, 11:17 AM
That was from Dark Horse Presents, wasn't it? It looks really familiar.

Toyboy
07-29-2011, 11:55 AM
I think it was from RADDEST PICTURE OF AN ALIEN EVER FUCKING ILLUSTRATED.

Ian Jane
07-29-2011, 12:14 PM
We're both right.

http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/400w/510/125101/1006273.jpg

Barry M
07-29-2011, 01:28 PM
We're both right.

It was Aliens.

Toyboy
08-19-2011, 01:28 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/3745952854_4fcc0bf78f_o.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/mob_04.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/wrightson252520st2525205252520c.jpg

Ian Jane
08-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Radness. Pure, unadulterated radness.

Toyboy
08-22-2011, 05:27 PM
http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/18-485/Creepy-Presents-Bernie-Wrightson-hardcover-collection

Ian Jane
08-22-2011, 05:29 PM
Holy fuck, thanks for that. I need that.

Toyboy
08-22-2011, 05:35 PM
I can't believe it's only 20 bucks.

BRKOS

Ian Jane
08-22-2011, 05:50 PM
A steal at twice the price, really. A lot of that stuff has been reprinted to death already but it'd be nice to have it all in one fancy ass hardcover.

I will buy that, read it TWICE, and then put it on a shelf.

Roderick
08-22-2011, 05:52 PM
A steal at twice the price, really. A lot of that stuff has been reprinted to death already but it'd be nice to have it all in one fancy ass hardcover.

I will buy that, read it TWICE, and then put it on a shelf.

I will dry hump mine first.

Ian Jane
08-22-2011, 05:57 PM
I will also dry hump yours first.

Todd Jordan
08-22-2011, 06:49 PM
I wonder if the one with the frog leg glutton will be in there. Frogs on crutches cracked me up. That one is so awesome, but I can't remember if it was Creepy or House of Mystery.

Ian Jane
08-23-2011, 08:41 AM
This one? I think it was a DC story.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mpjbXhcFrIA/TAA8gIw6NTI/AAAAAAAAEVA/x7FXd2_dH5k/s1600/Gourmet-Wrightson.jpg

Todd Jordan
08-23-2011, 08:51 AM
Yep. I love that one. So fuckin' awesome.

Paul Casey
08-23-2011, 09:21 AM
I saw a Hustler comic a long time ago that showed a restaurant with frog legs on special. The people were eating them and the frogs were leaving the kitchen on wheelchairs.

Todd Jordan
08-23-2011, 10:47 AM
Unoriginal Hustler JERKS. I'll bet Wrightson's was first.

Ian Jane
11-08-2011, 10:16 AM
So my copy of the Creepy/Eerie stuff from Dark Horse showed up yesterday - $13 on Amazon, you'd be crazy not to order this if you're a Wrightson fan. It's impressive how much detail comes out in the black and white line art when it's printed as nicely as it is here.

There was also an ad in the back for the Dark Horse edition of Frankenstein....

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I had the old paperback version that came out in the 90s but wound up having to sell it for whatever reason. Sure would be nice to get a decent hardcover version. The illustrations in this are completely boner inducing.

Mike Howlett
11-11-2011, 06:43 PM
Wrightson will be at the Boston Comic show in April. So will Al Feldstein. I'm having a nerd-gasm already!

Ian Jane
11-12-2011, 10:53 AM
I've met Wrightson a few times, he's super friendly and a really nice guy.

I do envy your potential Feldstein encounter, however. His Shock Suspenstories junkie cover is classic.

Mike Howlett
11-14-2011, 07:44 PM
Am I super-geek to get Feldstein to sign his name under my Tales from the Crypt tattoo and get it buzzed in forever? Cause I might...

Ian Jane
11-15-2011, 01:21 PM
You are definitely a super geek for doing that, but please don't let it stop you because it's a rad idea.

Ian Jane
02-25-2012, 05:25 PM
Rad.

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Randy G
03-01-2012, 05:16 AM
So my copy of the Creepy/Eerie stuff from Dark Horse showed up yesterday - $13 on Amazon, you'd be crazy not to order this if you're a Wrightson fan. It's impressive how much detail comes out in the black and white line art when it's printed as nicely as it is here.


I picked this up too and was blown away, I'll have to get that edition of Frankenstein as well.

Toyboy
09-16-2012, 10:28 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/bw0000.jpg

sukebanboy
09-16-2012, 11:00 PM
Am I super-geek to get Feldstein to sign his name under my Tales from the Crypt tattoo and get it buzzed in forever? Cause I might...

There is NO WAY in the world you should NOT do this.......Not joking, this is the kind of cool shit that makes experiences you can remember....You HAVE TO do it...then post pics for teh rest of us to bow down to!!!

Ian Jane
09-17-2012, 12:47 PM
RAD.

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Toyboy
10-16-2012, 11:15 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/BatmanbyBerniWrightson.jpg

Ian Jane
10-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Is that from The Cult? I remember being freaked out by that series when it first came out. Remember DC's prestige format releases and how they were expensive but awesome? The Cult, Longbow Hunters... good times.

Quot
10-17-2012, 11:08 PM
Wrightson's Poe adaptations were just astounding. Me love long time.


http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/blackcatwrightson.jpg

Toyboy
10-17-2012, 11:21 PM
Remember DC's prestige format releases and how they were expensive but awesome? The Cult, Longbow Hunters... good times.

Yep. The Howard Chaykin Shadow and Blackhawk books were a big deal too. A lot of Marvel's Epic books came out in a similar format. Now regular comics cost that much.

We're old men.

Ian Jane
10-18-2012, 09:58 AM
Yes we are. I forgot about the Blackhawk stuff. The Shadow wasn't 'prestige' though, was it? I think it was stapled, not bound.

Todd Jordan
10-18-2012, 10:00 AM
The Cult was awesome. Loved the covers too.

Roderick
10-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Yes we are. I forgot about the Blackhawk stuff. The Shadow wasn't 'prestige' though, was it? I think it was stapled, not bound.

Yeah, Chaykin's Shadow was stapled. It also happens to have come out in a new reprint collection this week. I remember the owner of the comic shop where I picked up Blackhawk was all pissed off about the blowjob scene.

Ian Jane
10-18-2012, 12:20 PM
I remember the owner of the comic shop where I picked up Blackhawk was all pissed off about the blowjob scene.

Let's start a Howard Chaykin thread!

Newt Cox
10-19-2012, 05:51 AM
Yes we are. I forgot about the Blackhawk stuff. The Shadow wasn't 'prestige' though, was it? I think it was stapled, not bound.

It is stapled. I just got 3 of the 4 issues a month back at the local indoor flea market.

Toyboy
10-19-2012, 07:22 AM
You're both correct.

Toyboy
10-28-2012, 02:17 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/06_wrightson_HoM01_bornloser.jpg

Toyboy
11-01-2012, 02:27 AM
dope link (http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/2011/10/berni-wrightson-apparitions-portfolio.html)

Ian Jane
11-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Nice stuff. I used to have a few of his portfolios as well as a 1st edition HC of A Look Back but then back in the mid 90s my basement flooded and that stuff got trashed.

Toyboy
11-01-2012, 08:03 PM
I remember those mildewy, stinky comics in your basement. Made me sick.

Ian Jane
11-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Different mildewy stinks comics in a different basement. The one that flooded was when I lived in Toronto.

RAD.

Ian Jane
11-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Weird self portrait?

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Toyboy
12-15-2012, 12:39 PM
Start with the teeth...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/24190676785_zps77811c54.jpg

Ian Jane
12-15-2012, 01:07 PM
I love that book. His Spidey is awesome, plus, MONSTERS!

Scott
12-15-2012, 02:48 PM
They reprinted that a few months back, I picked up a copy. It was rad.

Toyboy
12-15-2012, 02:58 PM
I wish they'd reprint the HULK/THING GN as well. That's hard to find right now.

Ian Jane
12-15-2012, 03:05 PM
I forgot about that one. I have it. It is rad. Great art and a good story from Starlin too. Lots of monstery fun.

Toyboy
12-18-2012, 07:11 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/WrightsonGhostrider_zps1efbd8ed.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/THEWEIRD_zpsc8e1b8ea.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/wrightson_swampthing_CAF_zps08e977c5.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/swampfight_zps84679e1c.jpg

Ian Jane
12-18-2012, 11:18 PM
The Weird! I have all four of those signed by him. Good stuff. Should dig those out for a read soon.

Ian Jane
05-22-2013, 10:07 AM
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Quot
05-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Hate that I couldn't find the b&w panel of BW's adaptation of Poe's Black Cat (much clearer) original, but you get the idea. It is what it is. And it is (was) a superb panel!

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/blackcatcolor_zpseac030cf.jpg

Ian Jane
08-24-2013, 03:47 PM
This might be the most amazing illustration related to Frankenstein ever made.

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Ian Jane
07-09-2014, 10:23 AM
Wrightson was hospitalized for a 'series of small strokes' according to CBR (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53933).

"Famed horror artist Bernie Wrightson has been hospitalized following a series of small strokes. First reported via Facebook by Wrightson's longtime friend and "Frankenstein Alive, Alive!" creative partner Steve Niles, Wrightson is currently undergoing tests, and his cognition is good -- Niles said he and Wrightson were "joking around and goofing off and annoying the nurse.""

More at the link.

Christian Bates-Hardy
07-09-2014, 06:08 PM
There's an online Get Well Soon card that you can sign (http://www.groupcard.com/c/hBfBI-bMgEk) to wish him well.

Ian Jane
12-19-2014, 10:50 AM
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Todd Jordan
12-19-2014, 01:09 PM
that a new book?

Ian Jane
12-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Nope. It's from this.

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Todd Jordan
12-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Der...Shoulda known that.

Ian Jane
12-21-2014, 12:54 PM
So Wrightson went in for brain surgery this week, his wife posted this on FB:

"Hi everyone -- quick Bernie update: he did very well in surgery! I was not allowed to see him until late in the day, but he was fairly lucid, and has no observable post-operative issues. He will remain in Intensive Care overnight (standard) and I'll report again once he's recovered a bit more. Thank you for all of your kind words! -- Liz"

Todd Jordan
12-21-2014, 03:21 PM
aw man, that's so sad to read. I mean, great he came through the surgery; but sad he is going through such an awful ordeal.

I never realized until recently how my childhood idols are now what I would have perceived back then as old men and women, dying off and getting ill. I never really thought about that until now, having reached an age when its starting to happen a lot. I've loved Wrightson's stuff since I was a wee lad and when I actually used to attempt to draw, I would often copy some of his monsters in an attempt to learn how to do it right. Mine of course sucked. but I did call his house when I was like 12 or something. Talked to his wife and she said he was in his workshop creating something big she couldn't tell me about. I felt like I was an insider, even though I had no clue what she was talking about.

Ian Jane
12-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Wait, you just looked him up and called him at home? haha.

Ian Jane
11-16-2015, 10:50 AM
I didn't see the episode in question but Greg Nicotero made a 'Wrightson Zombie' for The Walking Dead.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/nicotero-designed-a-bernie-wrightson-tribute-zombie-for-the-walking-dead

That's kind of neat.

Ian Jane
11-18-2015, 11:08 AM
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Ian Jane
12-30-2015, 12:54 PM
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Ian Jane
04-29-2016, 12:06 PM
From his FB page:

As Bernie winds down his chemo (finished in a few months!) we look forward to this year's con season. The schedule is below, followed by a FAQ. See y'all out there! -- Liz
2016 CONVENTIONS
March 12-13 SAC-CON - Sacramento CA
April 23-24 Dallas Comic Show - Dallas TX
April 29-May 1 Indiana Comicon - Indianapolis, IN
June 16-19 Comicpalooza - Houston TX
Aug 5-7 Tampa Bay Comicon - Tampa Bay FL
Aug 12-14 Boston Comicon - Boston Mass
Sep 1-3 SLCC - Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 22-23 Memphis CC - Memphis TN
Oct 28-30 Alamo City Comicon - San Antonio TX

Glad to see he's doing better at least.

Ian Jane
09-15-2016, 05:50 PM
Sadly, more health problems for Bernie. He's got a brain tumor and will soon be undergoing surgery again.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/09/15/bernie-wrightson-to-undergo-surgery-for-brain-tumor-again-at-the-end-of-the-year/

Wrightson's work played such a massive role in my love of comics that I don't even know how to put it into words. He has been, for the better part of the last three decades, my absolute favorite artist of all time. I really hope he pulls through, not just so we can get more work from him, but because he's a genuinely nice guy.

Quot
09-15-2016, 07:53 PM
Bernie was the greatest. Wishing him the very best.

My all-time favorite Bernie panel:

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/wrightsonblackcat2_zpsyphudjj6.png

Does it get any better than that?

Ian Jane
10-14-2016, 01:11 PM
Wrightson's got a Kickstarter campaign going for a Cycle Of The Werewolf portfolio.

Neat.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timdoyle/cycle-of-the-werewolf-bernie-wrightson-art-portfol

Darcy Parker
10-19-2016, 02:02 PM
The Weird! I have all four of those signed by him. Good stuff. Should dig those out for a read soon.
I loved that series! I need to get more Wrightson into my collection.

Alison Jane
10-19-2016, 02:40 PM
I love when people do Kickstarters and get way more than they need. :biggrin:

Ian Jane
01-30-2017, 03:29 PM
From his FB page:

"Dear Fans and Friends,

I apologize for our silence for the past few months. Last November Bernie began falling again, and having obvious problems with perception. He had to undergo yet another brain surgery to relieve bleeding, and then spend several weeks undergoing in-patient rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it appears that he has lasting damage: he has extremely limited function on his left side, and is unable to walk or reliably use his left hand, among other limitations.

We have had to come to the sad conclusion that he is now effectively retired: he will produce no new art, and he is unable to attend conventions. Should this situation change I will happily announce it here.

He can still sign his name (in fact he was signing Kickstarter prints in the hospital!), and is otherwise pretty healthy and has good cognition. We expect to continue releasing signed prints, and offering occasional pieces of art for sale from the collection that remains. We both thank all of you for your continuing support and good wishes!

All our best,
Liz and Bernie Wrightson"

Ian Jane
05-05-2017, 10:04 AM
Preview of the upcoming reprint of the Creepshow graphic novel Wrightson did the art on.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/226762/take-peek-inside-reprint-creepshow-graphic-novel/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Ian Jane
07-09-2017, 10:46 AM
Wrightson tribute project in the works, some good names attached to this.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/07/08/bernie-wrightson-tribute-project-to-include-lee-mignola-bissette-bradstreet-and-more/

https://www.facebook.com/Bernie-Wrightson-Tribute-Project-1880437832194742/

Ian Jane
09-20-2017, 09:22 AM
DW DEBUTS WRIGHTSON ARTIFACT EDITION AND OFFERS KIRBY ARTIST’S EDITIONS FOR PRE-ORDER BEFORE NYCC
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition launches at NYCC –
Limited Convention Variant Cover Available for Pre-order Now

San Diego, CA (September 19, 2017) — The highly anticipated Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition will premiere on October 5th at the 2017 New York Comic-Con, exclusively at IDW Booth #1844. The Special Convention Variant of this essential Artifact Edition features Wrightson’s classic House of Secrets #92 cover. The issue itself contained the very first appearance of Swamp Thing!

This Artifact Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, limited to only 100 copies, will be available for $125. Pre-orders are available now for pick up at the IDW booth during New York Comic Con at: http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/bernie-wrightson-artifact-edition-nycc-variant/

IDW will be hosting signings of the book at NYCC with Louise Simonson, who modeled for this iconic image. IDW will bring a limited amount of copies beyond our pre-orders to have for sale at the convention.

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Ian Jane
10-06-2017, 01:41 PM
Pic from NYCC showing off the goods.

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Ian Jane
10-08-2017, 11:18 AM
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Tom Clark
11-07-2017, 06:38 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23244396_10154848898195988_4865455535088868763_n.j pg?oh=2fa609721dc39391e9dfe3ab7926f763&oe=5A684364

Ian Jane
12-26-2017, 11:53 AM
So for anyone even remotely interested, that Artist's Edition book is a fuggen beauty. Someone spent too much money on it for me for Christmas, it's huge - and it's stunning. The reproductions of Wrightson's penciling is stunning.

Ian Jane
04-19-2018, 12:42 PM
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Tom Clark
04-19-2018, 06:59 PM
BERNIE WRIGHTSON’S WILD ARTWORK FOR ‘THE EDGAR ALLAN POE PORTFOLIO’ 1976 (https://dangerousminds.net/comments/bernie_wrightsons_wild_artwork_for_the_edgar_allan _poe_portfolio_1976)

https://dangerousminds.net/content/uploads/images/made/content/uploads/images/02berniepit_465_671_int.jpg

Alex K.
04-19-2018, 10:28 PM
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I didn't even realize he did something for the Aliens comics. I have to re-read Aliens Omnibus #5 now. He also did Batman VS Aliens which was dog shit but had some neat variant covers.

Ian Jane
04-20-2018, 09:11 AM
Yeah, if I remember correctly his Aliens story was serialized in Dark Horse Presents.

Agreed that Batman Vs. Aliens wasn't very good, at least not storywise. If the art isn't Bernie's best it's still pretty solid.

Alex K.
04-20-2018, 09:25 AM
It did lead to this:

https://i.imgur.com/ZwF3hiD.jpg

It was drawn by Dave Dorman instead of Bernie though.

Ian Jane
04-20-2018, 09:45 AM
Dave Dorman is also a rad artist and should get his own thread.

Ian Jane
11-03-2018, 05:40 PM
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Ian Jane
11-11-2018, 03:20 PM
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Quot
11-11-2018, 04:35 PM
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Alex K.
11-17-2018, 06:57 PM
Is that the freak from Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse?

Ian Jane
11-24-2018, 01:52 PM
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Ian Jane
03-17-2019, 12:20 PM
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Ian Jane
06-03-2019, 05:28 PM
Steve Niles on the upcoming 10th Anniversary reissue of City Of Others, which he worked on with Wrightson.

https://www.horrordna.com/features/revisiting-city-of-others-with-steve-niles