Friday, June 15, 2012
GREAT BATMAN ARTISTS #1: Bernie Wrightson
The master of the macabre has drawn Batman a number of times and as covers and illustrations but nothing tops SWAMP THING #7 from 1973 (pictured above). With impossibly large ears and a solid grasp on both anatomy and form & shadow Wrightson knocked this one out of the stratosphere, creating a Batman that was believable, frightening and stylized!
He's got the best of all the best in his work-- and I could stare at his work all day long and never tire of it. He's also a master of storytelling and knowing what to use and what to pass on.
A brilliant artist-- and my choice for THE Batman artist.
Posted by Andy Fish at 12:00 AM