Παρασκευή, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson (1948-) is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. His first professional comic work was the story "The Man Who Murdered Himself" which appeared in House of Mystery #179 (March-April 1969). He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and its principal rival, Marvel Comics. With writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971) in a stand-alone horror story set in the early 20th century. The following year, the Swamp Thing returned in his own series, set in the contemporary world and in the general DC continuity. Wrightson drew the first ten issues of the series. Wrightson spent seven years drawing approximately 50 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations to accompany an edition of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Wrightson illustrated the comic book adaptation of the film Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow. This led to several other collaborations with King, including illustrations for the novella "Cycle of the Werewolf", the restored edition of King's apocalyptic horror epic, The Stand, and Wolves of the Calla, the fifth installment of King's Dark Tower series. Wrightson has contributed album covers for a number of bands, including Meat Loaf ("Dead Ringer" 1981). The "Captain Sternn" segment of the animated film Heavy Metal is based on a character created by Wrightson.




from Frankenstein




The Swamp Thing
The Swamp Thing is a humanoid mass of vegetable matter who fights to protect his swamp home, the environment in general, and humanity from various supernatural or terrorist threats. He found perhaps his greatest popularity during the 1980s and early '90s. Outside of an extensive comic book history, the Swamp Thing property has inspired two theatrical films, a live-action television series, and a five-part animated series among other media.


Meat Loaf "Dead Ringer" 1981 album cover


Captain Sternn
Captain Sternn, as written by Wrightson, is an amoral space captain whose adventures are set in the future. Sternn is sometimes considered a criminal with charges ranging from rape to piracy. He is drawn as a caricature of Superman, although his clothing is different; he wears a pseudo-military uniform. He is always accompanied by a small, levitating one-eyed robot, named Beezer, that is his most faithful companion.

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