Heroes for Hope (Bernie Wrightson and Stephen King's segment)

'Heroes for Hope' was a project Marvel did in 1985 with various artists and writers to spread awareness concerning the famine in Ethiopia (with all proceeds from the comic donated to relief). In addition to illustrating a segment written by none other than Stephen King, it was Bernie Wrightson who came up with the idea for the project and suggested it to Jim Shooter.

Warning for some graphic imagery.

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The Muck Monster



"It was almost like a dry run for me. I had Frankenstein in mind and I wanted to do it. I had an idea what I wanted the drawings to look like; and 'The Muck Monster'—and a few other things I did for Warren—were the embryonic version of the penwork that finally showed up in Frankenstein." - Bernie Wrightson

Very sad to hear about the passing of Bernie Wrightson. In his memory, this was a story he wrote and illustrated for Eerie #68 that would serve as the groundswell for what would arguably be his magnum opus, the illustrated version of Frankenstein.

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[personal profile] icon_uk2017-03-19 11:56 am

Today we mourn a master - RIP Bernie Wrightson

So I go to bed last night hearing the news of Chuck Berry's passing at age 90, which is deeply sad, and wake up this morning to read that Bernie Wrightson has passed away at 68, from brain cancer, which is heartbreaking.
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He hadn't been well of late, and had cancelled all future convention appearances, but I don't think we'd expected to lose him so soon.

I'm sure I speak for the Mod Team, and indeed everyone on scans_daily, when we send our condolences to his wife, family and many, many friends.

And of course, if you would care to share your favourite Bernie Wrightson story as a tribute, that would be much appreciated.
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2016-10-14 07:31 pm

Creepshow, Segment #3: "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill"

It's almost that other (2x) most wonderful time of the year again, so here's a story adapted from the movie Creepshow by some small-time writer named Stephen King and artist Bernie Wrightson, who should probably art all the horror comics forever. Check it!



There Stands The Grass, for you Fallout: New Vegas folks )