Monday, June 14, 2010

Al Williamson, 1932-2010

Williamson was one of the first illustrators hired by EC Comics in the early 1950s, but most people know him from his artwork on Flash Gordon. Myself, I loved the covers he did for EC's Shock Stories ands Weird Science. And, this photo I posted on Facebook, the b&w shot of a creator sitting at his desk never gets old. Author photos with people snarling like zombies or looking like pretentious drunks are pretty common and totally ridiculous.


Charles Gramlich said...

LOVE those covers. That's right down my alley.

HemlockMan said...

He was one of the all-time great comic artists. Not just of his prime era (1950s), but since the day comic books began.

I hate those grandstanding artists and writers who yuk it up every time there's a camera around. They make me sick. I'm reminded of a certain attention hog I encountered at the signing for THE BLEEDING EDGE in LA this year. The guy made me want to puke.