ComicConnect is managing a gorgeous auction of primary comic e-book artwork likely beneath the hammer today, like far more authentic art web pages of Bernie Wrightson than I have ever seen in just one put.
Starting out as an newbie, a assembly with Frank Frazetta at a comedian convention in 1967 influenced Bernie Wrightson to go after his desire of getting to be a comic reserve artist. He began working for DC after contributing work samples to Dick Giordano, in the Silver Age he would illustrate short stories in horror anthologies, in a person of those people tales he invented the Swamp Issue, who would be granted his possess title, which Bernie drew the initially 10 issues of, then he moved above to Warren, acknowledged for their macabre content material, and grew his lover foundation, at one particular point he was dwelling in the identical developing as Al Milgrom, Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson. He still left comics to kind an artist’s collective recognized as ‘The Studio’ where by he would focus on posters and lithographs, portfolios and the like, his adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is generally regarded as his finest accomplishment and he also collaborated with Stephen King on adapting his operate like Creepshow. In afterwards yrs he did spot perform on comics, though continuing his poster work, notably illustrating the well-known Batman: The Cult series. He passed absent in 2017 immediately after a extensive battle with mind most cancers, but his operate remains admired and gathered to this working day.
Wrightson, Bernie – BATMAN: THE CULT #2 Interior Webpage
From master illustrator Bernie Wrightson and writer Jim Starlin, this web page shows Batman caught in Gotham’s sewers in a drug induced hallucinatory haze, staying led all-around by what Batman sees as an angel. Pen and ink. Art is in exceptional affliction.
Wrightson, Bernie – Bizarre, THE (1988) #4 Splash Site
Batman confronts The Odd in this spectacular splash web page by Wrightson, exhibiting off his luscious brushwork. Even in a Justice League tale, Wrightson can not continue to keep his macabre horror significantly from the surface area. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Wrightson. Bernie Wrightson pencils and inks site 1 1988 picture sizing 10″ x 15″
Preliminary art for internet pages 19-20 of Wrightson and author Bruce Jones’ Freak Exhibit. Gorgeous insight into just one of Wrightson’s masterpieces, with his individual handwritten notes for each individual web site. initially serialized in Weighty Metallic journal from August 1982 – January 1983. Pen and ink. Art is in superb problem. Bernie Wrightson pencils and inks webpages 19-20 prelims c. early 1980s picture dimensions 15″ x 10″
Preliminary artwork for web pages 37-38 of Wrightson and author Bruce Jones’ Freak Show. Wonderful insight into 1 of Wrightson’s masterpieces, with his individual handwritten notes for every single web site. at first serialized in Significant Metal journal from August 1982 – January 1983. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent problem. Bernie Wrightson pencils and inks pages 37-38 prelims c. early 1980s impression dimension 15″ x 10″
Preliminary art for internet pages 37-38 of Wrightson and author Bruce Jones’ Freak Present. Amazing imagery from Wrightson’s groundbreaking adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Sent to comedian stores in 1983 for marketing functions only. In quite great situation, the poster is manufacturing facility folded in quarters for mailing and has gentle dealing with put on.