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.

2 comments:

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.