Monday, June 14, 2010

Al Williamson March 21, 1931 ~ June 13, 2010

Al Williamson passed away yesterday Sunday June 13th.

A fantastic fantasy comic artist who began working for EC comics at the age of 21 was influenced by Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and taken under Frank Frazetta's wing. He had a very grand cinematic style and brought a sense of realism to all things fantastic. Below are some samples of his fine work. He will be missed.

I highly recommend visiting the Golden Age of comics to see some more of Williamson's fantastic work:


  1. Sniff. Amazing. I have his first art book that is long out of print at home.

  2. It's another big loss for illustration of the fantastic. I just got the Al Williamson's Flash Gordon book for Christmas this past year. Great stuff!