Michael Kaluta
(Visual Arts)
Harlan Ellison
Dick Giordano
(Visual Arts)
Stephen King
Steve Ditko
Arthur Adams (comics)
(Visual Arts)
Wes Craven
(Movies & TV)

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Bernie Wrightson

Knowledge Identifier: +Bernie_Wrightson


Bernie Wrightson

American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books add

Category: Music

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (83%), Spain (8%), Oregon (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Michael Kaluta, Harlan Ellison, Dick Giordano

Linked to: Famous Artists School, The Incredible Hulk




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Bernie Wrightson was born in 1948 add something


In 1966, Wrightson began working for "The Baltimore Sun" newspaper as an illustrator add something


In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment add something


It was for Marvel's "Chamber of Darkness" and "Tower of Shadows" titles where he was first encouraged to slightly simplify his intricate pen-and-ink drawing, and where his lush brushwork, a hallmark of his comics inking in the 1970s, was first evidenced add something


Michael Kaluta - Associated during the 1970s with Bernie Wrightson and Jeffrey Jones, he contributed illustrations to Ted White's "Fantastic" and "Amazing"


In the fall of 1972 the Swamp Thing returned in his own series, set in the contemporary world and in the general DC continuity add something


Wrightson won the Shazam award for Best Penciller in 1972 for Swamp Thing, the Shazam award for Best Individual Story in 1972 for "Swamp Thing" No. 1 add something


He drew sporadic comics stories and single illustrations for "National Lampoon" magazine from 1973 to 1983 add something


He has received additional nominations, including for the Shazam award for Best Inker in 1973 for "Swamp Thing", as well as that year's Shazam for Best Individual Story, for "A Clockwork Horror" in "Swamp Thing" No. 6 add something


In 1975, Wrightson joined with fellow artists Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, and Barry Windsor-Smith to form The Studio, a shared loft in Manhattan where the group would pursue creative products outside the constraints of comic book commercialism add something


The "Freakshow" graphic novel, written by Bruce Jones and illustrated by Wrightson, was published in Spain in 1982 and serialized in "Heavy Metal" magazine in the early 1980s add something


Swamp Thing (film) - "'Swamp Thing"' is a 1982 American science fiction superhero film written and directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson


In 1983 Bernie Wrightson illustrated the comic book adaptation of the Stephen King-penned horror film "Creepshow" add something


Jim Starlin and Wrightson produced "Heroes for Hope", a 1985 one-shot designed to raise money for African famine relief and recovery add something


Arthur Adams (comics) - Nocenti asked Adams to produce a cover for "Heroes for Hope", a 1985 book intended to benefit famine relief in Africa, which was written and illustrated by dozens of creators, including writers Harlan Ellison and Stephen King, and artists John Byrne, Charles Vess and Bernie Wrightson


Steve Ditko - Ditko worked on the second and third issues of "Tiger-Man" and the third issue of "Morlock 2001", with Bernie Wrightson inking


Wrightson did production design for the characters the Reavers in the 2005 film "Serenity" add something


Wrightson received the H.P. Lovecraft award at the 2007 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon add something


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 add something


As of at least 2016, Wrightson is married to Liz Wrightson and lives in Austin, Texas add something


He retired in January 2017, due to health issues following brain surgery add something


He died on March 18, 2017, at the age of 68 add something


"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 add something