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Posted: March 19, 2017 10:43:25 am
so bummed to read of his passing today. he is definitely one of those artists that you recognize his work immediately. I always loved his work and he is a major reason for my love of comics - Swamp Thing, his awesome covers for House of Secrets, House of Mystery, and especially his horror anthology shorts.

Posted: March 19, 2017 11:18:19 am
F#@kkkkkkkkkkk!!!! Sad
RIP sir, you'll be missed.

by Rob Cave

Legendary Horror Artist Bernie Wrightson Passes Away
Influential horror artist Bernie Wrightson, whose work inspired and entertained generations of creators and fans, passed away Saturday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 68.

His death was announced overnight on his Facebook page by his wife Liz Wrightson. The artist’s official website now carries his obituary.

Famed as the co-creator of DC Comics’ Swamp Thing, Wrightson began his comics career in 1968, with “House of Mystery” #179, after first working as an illustrator for The Baltimore Sun. He continued to work for DC until 1974, when he left to work for Warren Publishing, where he created a series of black-and-white adaptations of tales by H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. He also joined with fellow artists Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta and Barry Windsor-Smith to form The Studio in a loft in Manhattan to pursue work outside of comic books.

In the 1980s, Wrightson branched out into film concept work, and produced the poster for the Stephen King horror movie “Creepshow.” He went on to provide illustrations for a number of the author’s books; his work for King’s “Cycle of the Werewolf” was the subject of a recent Kickstarter campaign.

Although Wrightson is best known for horror and mystery, he also dabbled in superheroes, including DC’s Batman and Marvel’s Captain Marvel, and produced covers for “Aquaman,” “Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman,” “Wonder Woman,” “The Incredible Hulk” and others.

Wrightson announced his retirement from comics in January after bleeding on the brain left him unable to walk or reliably use his left hand. According to his website, “a celebration of his life is planned for later this year.”

Already, social media is full of tributes for the artist, with fans and fellow comics professionals alike posting their favorite pieces of Wrightson’s work. DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee praised the artist’s “masterful, evocative line work.”

Last edited March 19, 2017 11:19:11 am
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Posted: March 19, 2017 11:56:58 pm
Crying or Very sad Another legend gone. He will be missed. Crying or Very sad
Posted: March 20, 2017 10:42:01 am
He was a true master.
Posted: March 21, 2017 3:34:34 am
Love Bernie Wrightson's work. RIP sir.
Posted: March 21, 2017 10:27:52 pm
R.I.P Mr. Wrightson
Posted: March 22, 2017 8:38:38 am
Rip Bernie Wrightson
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Posted: April 21, 2017 4:13:38 pm
Really enjoyed reading his comics. One of the Comic gods of our time. Amazing writer Pray
Posted: April 24, 2017 3:39:18 am
Finally got around to watching the "Legends of Tomorrow" season finale this morning and saw they dedicated it to Wrightson at the end credits. . .

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Posted: April 24, 2017 8:38:57 am
They did the same at the end of The Walking Dead.

Last edited April 24, 2017 8:39:07 am
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