Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Al Williamson, R.I.P.

His comics are filled with a joy
for strips that he loved as a boy
He rockets past stars
'round Mongo and Mars
and calls to his heroes, "Ahoy!"

Al Williamson was one of comics' great romantic artists. He was also one of the nicest and most generous of gents that I've been lucky enough to meet. Happy trails, Al.
From Heritage magazine, 1972: Williamson's cover pencils of Flash Gordon and crew, and Berni Wrightson's portrait of Williamson.

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