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Beanie Wrightson Is Retiring... (Comic Book Forums)

  • Beanie Wrightson Is Retiring...

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  • Posted: January 30, 2017 8:23:55 pm
  • Saw this on another site...sad news.
    This was posted on his Facebook 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
    "Disliking everything is not the same thing as having an opinion"

  • Posted: January 30, 2017 8:56:08 pm
  • I saw this on Facebook. Very sad. He is a brilliant artist.
  • Posted: February 7, 2017 10:25:46 pm
  • Sad to hear. I've met him a few times at local cons. Nice guy. Terrific artist. I wish him the best.
  • Posted: March 19, 2017 10:39:43 am
  • He passed away today. Sad


    It is with a very sad heart that I write this. Legendary comic artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away. His wife Liz posted the news on his Facebook page just moments ago. Bernie had been fighting brain cancer, recently having surgery and he was forced to retire from comics. Bernie may be known as an incredible artist, but he was an incredible person as well. The opportunities I had to speak to him over the years were far too few, but I felt lucky to have everyone of them.

    Bernie was know for some many great works like his time on Swamp Thing, his work for Heavy Metal and his ground breaking Frankenstein book. He was an inspiration to so many artist working today… and he will be sorely missed.
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