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!

  3. 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.


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