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Berni Wrightson

Official Bernie Wrightson web site


Berni Wrightson has died

Bernie Wrightson - portrait by Sienkiewicz

From the Berni Wrightson Web Site:

"Bernie “Berni” Wrightson (born October 27, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) was an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He received training in art from reading comics, particularly those of EC, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School. In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator. The following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, he was inspired to produce his own stories. In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. 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."

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Wrightson Frankenstein ink illustration


Swamp Thing #7

Swamp Thing #7 Batman Cover by Wrightson

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Berni Wrightson

Famed comic book artist who began with various small print run independent comics and then became an integral part of DC Comics' horror comics and co-creator of Swamp Thing.


Berni Wrightson News

Feb 2017: Classic comic artist Bernie Wrightson has suffered serious health issues and has announced his retirement:

"...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."

Full information is on the Bernie Wrightson official web site

Berni Wrightson


Wrightson Cover

Wrightson art Superman Batman Annual #3, March 2009 art by Bernie Wrightson Colors Laura Martin

Superman Batman Annual #3, March 2009


Berni Wrightson art

Bewrni Wrightson - Swamp Thing Proto


Berni Wrightson, 1973

Swamp Thing 7 Berni Wrightson

From the "Batman" issue of Swamp Thing #7


Bernie Wrightson

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House of Mystery #231, May 1975, Wrightson Werewolf Cover

Creepy #113, Nov 1979, Wrightson Tyrannosaurus Rex Cover

Frankenstein Illustration, Bernie Wrightson illo

Swamp Thing #7, Nov-Dec 1973, Wrightson Batman Cover


Xenomorph Alien - Bernie Wrightson art

Xenomorph Alien - Bernie Wrightson art


Wrightson detail image Werewolf - 1975

House of Mystery Werewolf by Wrightson

Cover art for House of Mystery #231, May 1975, Wrightson wolfman art. See the entire cover enlarged.


Wrightson Frankenstein ink illustration

Image from Wrightson's Frankenstein project to illustrate the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novel of science gone awry, to put it mildly. See illo enlarged.

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Bride of Frankenstein


Wrightson - Batman the Cult

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Joker vs Batman

Joker vs Batman - Art by Bernie Wrightson

Art by Bernie Wrightson


Original page March 2013 | Updated Sept 2016



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