Saturday, October 15, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 15

Bernie Wrightson is likely to be the first artist to come to mind when the words "horror" and "comics" are used together. His detailed linework and crosshatching is suggestive of woodcut illustrations, and he draws rotting zombies and misshapen freaks of nature better than anyone, Best known for his work on Swamp Thing, Creepshow, and his gorgeously illustrated adaptation of Frankenstein, he also draws really great werewolves, such as those shown in this post taken from Cycle of the Werewolf his collaboration with Stephen King which was initially begun as a calendar, Swamp Thing, other comic books, and sketches done for fans.



Dave Lowe said...

I've always loved and been inspired by his werewolves. One small detail that set them apart, in my mind at least, was their claws. Wrightson strikes that perfect balance between human hand and wolf paw. You can feel the strength in them. Especially the werewolf scratching the church pew and the one gripping the driver's face.

Belle Dee said...

Those are terrifying! This just reinforces my fear of werewolves.

Michael Jones said...

I'll be linking to this when I do Werewolf Wednesday.
Another favourite Horror/Comic artist is Mike Ploog.