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Horror Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson Dead at Age 68

written by Jordan Cobb March 19, 2017

Announced by his wife Liz on Facebook earlier today, comic artist legend Bernie Wrightson has sadly passed away at the age of 68, just days after surgery to help combat his brain cancer.

Wrightson will always be best known for his horror work within the medium of comic books, particularly co-creating DC Comics mainstay Swamp Thing with Len Wein. Wrightson’s other most popular work is his 1983 comic adaptation of Frankenstein, which highlighted his unique style of his work using pens and brushes.

He also drew several issues of DC and Marvel’s respective horror anthology books, House of Secrets and House of Mystery during the 60s and 70s and was an artist on Heavy Metal too. Even provided artwork for Stephen King’s anthology film Creepshow.

Wrightson’s art style did really standout among the field of comic book artwork for years and might well be the best horror artist ever as he was incredibly atmospheric and detailed in his work to really create a sense of horror and dread.

Other in the comic book industry have of course offered their condolences for a legend in the business.

Oh no. NO. NO.NO. Just learned the devastating news that Bernie Wrightson has passed away. I'm devastated. My heart…

Posted by Bill Sienkiewicz on Saturday, March 18, 2017


We here at Don’t Hate the Geek offer our condolences to Bernie’s wife Liz and all surviving friends and family of his.

If you’ve seen any of Bernie Wrightson’s artwork, post your favorites in the comments below! If you haven’t, check out many of his works here.

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