Obituary: Al Williamson

Illustrator Al Williamson (b.1931) died on June 13. Williamson began working on the Tarzan with his mentor, Burne Hogarth, in 1948. By 1952, he was working for EC Comics on Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, often collaborating with Frank Frazetta. In the mid-80s, Williamson worked on comic adaptations of many sf films, including Bladerunner and The Empire Strikes Back. He remained active into the 2000s.

  1. P. Wardle — June 15, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    partial list of comic books with Williamson art: Buster Crabbe, Crime Suspenstories, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Weird Science-Fantasy, Incredible Science-Fiction, Outlaw Kid, Wyatt Earp, Shock Illustrated, Valor, Piracy, Star Wars, House Of Mystery, Creepy, Eerie, Blazing Combat, Tales From The Crypt, Vault Of Horror, Twilight Zone, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Blast-Off, Boris Karloff, The World Around Us, and newspaper strips Secret Agent Corrigan, Star Wars, Dan Flagg and many others.

  2. P. Wardle — June 15, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    Here’s more (I post this because all the obits I’ve read so far either make mistakes or leave out some of his best work): Adventures Into The Unknown, The Witching Hour, Forbidden Worlds, Shock Suspenstories, Heroic Comics, Daredevil (inking only), Witzend, Jet Powers, Billy The KId, John Wayne Adventure Comics, ADventures Of The Fly, Gunsmoke Western (and many other Marvel western, mystery and war comics).

  3. Bob Andelman — June 15, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    Learn more about legendary comics artist Al Williamson in this Mr. Media interview with his friend and artist Mark Schultz, in which he discusses the book Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic.