Bernie “Berni” Wrightson (born October 27, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. If you didn’t already know that, have never heard of the man, or are simply new to the world of comics, prepare to become a fan.
Wandering through the library back when I was only 14 years old, I happened upon a graphic novel so enticingly dark, so frighteningly detailed, and carefully crafted I wasn’t sure how to react.
The graphic novel was created by an artist named Bernie Wrightson and the book is a retelling of the classic horror novel, Frankenstein. The artwork in the book changed my life. I was already in love with comics, but this was different, Wrightson’s artwork was…art. I had never seen anything so beautiful, twisted, and cool in my entire life.
To this day Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein stands tall above all other graphic novels in my mind.
In honor of the dude who blew my pubescent 14 year old mind I offer you this loving feature. Wrightson’s artwork is so cool it gives me a shudder of envy every time I see it.
If you want to read his Bio I suggest you visit his Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Wrightson
If you are interested in getting your hands on one of his many books, I’ll be linking to everything I can find at the end of this post.
If you aren’t interested in getting your hands on one of his many books, I can only assume you already own them all, or there is something deeply wrong with you.