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Berni Wrightson has died
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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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.
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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
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Berni Wrightson, 1973
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Original page March 2013 | Updated Sept 2016