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A Tribute to Bernie Wrightson

A Tribute to Bernie Wrightson

By Paul Malmont Sunday, March 19th, 2017

DC Entertainment joins the entertainment and comic industries in mourning the loss of one of the greatest artists of our time, Bernie Wrightson. Whether he was drawing Swamp Thing or Super Heroes he was a joy to work with.

With his gothic and evocative work on such titles as House of Secrets and Swamp Thing, Bernie defined the early horror genre within the world of comic books.

Beyond DC, it was his masterful illustrations of Frankenstein which demonstrated the pinnacle of what an artist could create with simply pen and ink. His elaborately detailed compositions, balancing stark light and lush shadow, were both divine and terrifying, and influenced countless generations of artists and creators after him.

DC is grateful for his immeasurable contributions and our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time.  

Today we celebrate his kindness, his life, and his legacy.




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