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 , he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. Like many artists in the s and s, Wrightson moved to New York in hopes of finding work with comics publishers such as DC Comics or Marvel Comics. Our art, TV, you name it. Michael Kaluta illustrated the series, but Wrightson did contribute much to the third issue in both pencils and inks, as well as inking the splash page of issue 4. Warren and The Studio[ edit ] In January , he left DC to work at Warren Publishing ,  for whose black-and-white horror -comics magazines he produced a series of original work as well as short story adaptations.
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It is with great sorrow that I must announce the passing of my beloved husband, Bernie. We thank you for all the years of love and support. His obituary is below: After a long battle with brain cancer, legendary artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away. 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 , 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 , he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. His first professional comic work appeared in House of Mystery in He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and its principal rival, Marvel Comics.
He also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman. By he had left DC to work at Warren Publishing who were publishing black-and-white horror-comics magazines. There he produced a series of original work as well as adaptations of stories by H. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Though he continued to produce sequential art, Wrightson at this time began producing artwork for numerous posters, prints, calendars, and coloring books. Wrightson drew the poster for the Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow, as well as illustrating the comic book adaptation of the film.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John and Jeffrey, one stepson, Thomas Adamson, and countless friends and fans. A celebration of his life is planned for later this year.