Saturday, November 26, 2005
I've always loved Wrightsons work. When I was a kid, his drawings popped up all over the place: Creepy & Eerie magazines, Swamp Thing and many other horror and fantasy story illustrations.
Wrightson grew up admiring the work of the EC artists and in the late 60's began to work for Marvel and DC on their titles. In 1971 he created Swamp Thing with Len Wein. His best period of work was during the 70's where he broke from DC and began producing numerous paperback covers, book jackets and interiors, posters, portfolios and collectible cards.
The image above is from what many consider Wrightson's masterpiece. He spent 7 years doing 50 ink illustrations for an edition of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. The drawings are amazing and add immense depth to the reading of this novel.
This great illustrator is still working and provided conceptual work for the design of the Reavers from the recent movie Serenity.
Posted by Jason L