Al Williamson

Al Williamson

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Alfonso "Al" WilliamsonMiller, John Jackson. , Comic Buyer's Guide, June 10, 2005. Accessed February 1, 2011. Veitch, Rick. , Pulse, ComicCon.com, June 14, 2010. Accessed June 15, 2010.), The Comics Reporter, June 14, 2010 was an American cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator specializing in adventure, Western and science-fiction/fantasy. He spent much of his early childhood in Bogotá, Colombia before moving back to the United States at the age of 12.

In his youth, Williamson developed an interest in comic strips, particularly Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon. He took art classes at Burne Hogarth's Cartoonists and Illustrators School, there befriending future cartoonists Wally Wood and Roy Krenkel, who introduced him to the work of illustrators who had influenced adventure strips. Before long, he was working professionally in the comics industry. His most notable works include his science-fiction/heroic fantasy art for EC Comics in the 1950s, on titles including Weird Science and Weird Fantasy.

In the 1960s, he gained recognition for continuing Raymond's illustrative tradition with his work on the Flash Gordon comic-book series, and was a seminal contributor to the Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazines Creepy and Eerie. Williamson spent most of the 1970s working on his own credited strip,...
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