Bernie "Berni" Wrightson (born October 27, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books.
He received training in art from reading comics, particularly those of EC, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School.
In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator. The following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, he was inspired to produce his own stories. In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. Wrightson began spelling his name "Berni" in his professional work to distinguish himself from an Olympic diver named Bernie Wrightson, but later restored the final E to his name.
Post by themanofbat on Dec 3, 2006 18:43:47 GMT -5
Wrightson's artwork, especially his horror stuff, along with Mike Ploog, were the BEST in that field.
I still get shivers from being a kid in the mid-seventies and remembering some classic Wrightson art in House of Mystery, or even some cool macabre stuff in Plop! (another DC book that was light years ahead of its time.. )