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Favorite Wrightson Stories

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1arthurfrayn
Editat: des. 23, 2008, 12:17am

Since it looks like Berni Wrightson might be a general shared favorite-what are your favorite Wrightson stories and standalone works?

I admit, I have a weird list -I like him best when he worked with a brush:

"The Gourmet" from "Plop", and "Feed It" from "Web of Horror"
As far as standalone works, I like the stuff in The Monster Coloring Book.

2illustrationfan
des. 22, 2008, 7:23pm

They are all impressive, but one of my fav's would be "The Muck Monster" from Warren's Creepy Magazine #68. 1975

3arthurfrayn
Editat: des. 23, 2008, 12:16am

That's a good one -that might be his last really great strip, IMO.
I kind of like that Spiderman book he did though...

4dinoboy
des. 23, 2008, 3:40am

I agree his Warren stuff was probably his best, but I also really liked "The Task" from The Mutants" book (I'm not sure where it appeared originally)

I also have a soft spot for the first Capt. Stern story, from Heavy Metal magazine, if I remember right.

5illustrationfan
des. 27, 2008, 12:09pm

Just an FYI.. I've posted more Wrightson books with cover photos... Check them out when you have time....

6illustrationfan
des. 27, 2008, 9:08pm

Bernie Wrightson's (and Len Wein) Swamp Thing #1 is ranked # 75 in Jerry Weist's 100 greatest comic books (2004).. Interesting book and comic lists..

7dinoboy
des. 28, 2008, 2:08am

There was a Wrightson interview (you can probably find it on youtube) where he said (at the time) it was like he had an opaque projector in his head and he'd just trace what he saw on the paper.
Even if that was only somewhat true...for a certain period of time...it's still unbelievable.

8illustrationfan
des. 28, 2008, 1:04pm

I spoke to Mr. Wrightson back in 02 about his tenure on the Frankenstein illos.. He developed a form of arthritis in his hands that causes him pain from time to time (watch him hold a pen or pencil when he signs.. also he has not done convention sketches for many many years now).. also he was starting to see object in detailed black and white.. such as clouds and trees.. it was really affecting him for a time. Such an amazing artist.

9arthurfrayn
Editat: des. 28, 2008, 2:06pm

".. also he was starting to see object in detailed black and white.. such as clouds and trees.. it was really affecting him for a time."

I had heard about the arthritis, although I seem to remember him also attributing the difficulties he was having to an allergic reaction to the nickel in a type of pen he was using, but are you saying that he was going color blind as well?!

10illustrationfan
des. 28, 2008, 2:39pm

He was mentally kind of loosing it.. He was working so long and hard on those 48 or so plates (not to mention those plates that were rejected by Marvel that he spent so much time on) It took him over six years to complete...and it started to affect him.... Send me your email address and I will send you photos of the interview (taken at his studio) .. no.. not so much color blind, but just his mind reacting to the stresses and limitations of his ability to draw.

11arthurfrayn
des. 28, 2008, 3:38pm

Not a shock really, considering the kind of work that it is. I'll put my email on your page-thanks!

12illustrationfan
gen. 8, 2009, 4:48pm

just FYI... I just added and uploaded many Comics with Wrightson covers.. many classics from the Bronze Age. Check them out on Wrightson's author page or my library....

13poulsbolibraryguy
gen. 4, 2012, 8:08pm

I met him at the first Wondercon and he said that Frankenstein "took his eyes" and he could never see as well again. Still, he's a great guy.

14groovykinda
feb. 27, 2012, 10:34pm

I just had the library buy the Wrightson collection of stories from Creepy and Eerie.
"Jennifer" is still great. I heard it was going to be made into a movie or tv episode.