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Bernie Wrightson

American illustrator

Bernie Wrightson is ...


Born 27 October 1948 in Baltimore
Died 18 March 2017 in Austin
Age 68 years, 5 months
Cause brain tumor

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Spouse Michele Wrightson
Occupation comics artist, screenwriter and film actor
Awards Inkpot Award

About Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson was a legendary American illustrator, born on October 27, 1948, in Dundalk, Maryland. He was best known for his work in the horror genre, and his illustrations were often dark, detailed, and hauntingly beautiful.

Wrightson's career began in the late 1960s, when he started working for DC Comics. He quickly gained a reputation for his exceptional talent and attention to detail, and he soon became one of the most sought-after illustrators in the industry.

In the 1970s, Wrightson began working on his most famous project, a comic book adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The book was a critical and commercial success, and it cemented Wrightson's reputation as a master of horror illustration.

Throughout his career, Wrightson worked on a wide variety of projects, including comic books, movie posters, and album covers. He collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Stephen King, George A. Romero, and Clive Barker.

Wrightson's work was highly influential, and it inspired countless artists in the horror genre. His attention to detail and his ability to create truly terrifying images made him a true master of his craft.

Sadly, Wrightson passed away on March 18, 2017, after a long battle with brain cancer. His legacy lives on, however, and his work continues to inspire and terrify audiences to this day.


- "Bernie Wrightson, Master of the Macabre, Dies at 68." The New York Times, 19 Mar. 2017,

- "Bernie Wrightson." Comic Book DB,

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