Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Al Williamson (1931-2010)

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 1Word is spreading across the comics community that legendary illustrator Al Williamson passed away June 13. With a career spanning several decades, Williamson's work in newspaper comic strips and comic books included such iconic series as Flash Gordon, Star Wars and Secret Agent Corrigan. Full bio and career retrospective available at Wikipedia.

Examples of Williamson's Star Wars daily newspaper comic strip are reprinted online at Star Wars: Hyperspace. (membership required)

Al Williamson Passes Away At 79 (iFanboy)
R.I.P. Al Williamson (Comic Book Resources)
Legendary illustrator Al Williamson passes away (Robot 6)

1 comment:

  1. 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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