Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson

Also known as Berni Wrightson

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland

Biography:
Bernie Wrightson (American, b. 1948): was raised in Baltimore Maryland. In 1968, Wrightson became an editorial cartoonist at the Baltimore Sun. Soon afterwards he was offered work by DC Comics and he moved to New York. In 1969, his first professional work was published in House of Mystery #179 and in 1970 his first work for Marvel Comics was published in Chamber of Darkness #7. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created Swamp Thing for DC. He left DC in 1974 to work at Warren Publishing, for whose black-and-white horror comics magazines he produced a series of original work as well as adaptations of stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. From 1976 to 1978 Wrightson, along with Barry Smith, Jeff Jones and Michael W. Kaluta, were partners in a venture known as The Studio. In 1979, the definitive book about Bernie Wrightson, A Look Back, was published. Wrightson spent seven years drawing approximately 50 pen-and-ink illustrations to accompany an edition of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, which the artist considers among his most personal work. Wrightson drew the poster for the Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow, as well as illustrating the comic book adaptation of the film. This led to several other collaborations with King, including illustrations for the novella "Cycle of the Werewolf," the restored edition of King's apocalyptic horror epic, The Stand, and art for the hardcover editions of From a Buick 8 and Dark Tower V. Wrightson has contributed album covers for a number of bands, including Meat Loaf. The "Captain Sternn" segment of the animated film Heavy Metal is based on the character created by Wrightson for his award-winning short comic series of the same name. He's worked on Spider-Man, Batman, and The Punisher, and provided painted covers for the DC comics Nevermore and Toe Tags, among many others. His illustrations attract thousands of fans and have led him to work in film. As a conceptual artist, he has worked on many movies, including Ghostbusters, The Faculty, Galaxy Quest, Spider-Man, George Romero's Land of the Dead, and The Mist. Today, Wrightson works on film designs and on his own pet projects, including comic books, and character designs for animation


 

Bernie Wrightson Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1972)
Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1972)....
Lot 92013
Auction 7139
Saturday, August 6, 2016
$191,200.00
Bernie Wrightson Frankenstein Page 154 Illustration Original Art (1976)
Bernie Wrightson Frankenstein Page 154 Illustration Original Art (1976)....
Lot 92327
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$95,600.00
Bernie Wrightson DC Special Series #2 Swamp Thing Wraparound Cover Original Art (DC, 1977)
Bernie Wrightson DC Special Series #2 Swamp Thing Wraparound Cover Original Art (DC, 1977)....
Lot 92014
Auction 7139
Saturday, August 6, 2016
$65,725.00
Bernie Wrightson Apparitions "Hanover Fiste" Portfolio Plate Original Art (Sal Q. Productions, 1978)
Bernie Wrightson Apparitions "Hanover Fiste" Portfolio Plate Original Art (Sal Q. Productions, 1978)....
Lot 92342
Auction 7097
Saturday, August 9, 2014
$65,725.00
Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #6 Cover Original Art (DC, 1973)
Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #6 Cover Original Art (DC, 1973)....
Lot 92108
Auction 7158
Saturday, February 25, 2017
$58,555.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Bernie Wrightson Batman: Nevermore #1 Preliminary Cover Original Art (DC, 2003)
Bernie Wrightson Batman: Nevermore #1 Preliminary Cover Original Art (DC, 2003)....
Lot 94762
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$420.00
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Bernie Wrightson "Man with Two Faces" Illustration Original Art (1973)
Bernie Wrightson "Man with Two Faces" Illustration Original Art (1973)....
Lot 94759
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$220.00
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Bernie Wrightson Batman: The Cult #2 Page 4 Original Art (DC, 1988)
Bernie Wrightson Batman: The Cult #2 Page 4 Original Art (DC, 1988)....
Lot 94763
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$210.00
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Bernie Wrightson - Hulk Unpublished Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, c. 1980s)
Bernie Wrightson - Hulk Unpublished Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, c. 1980s)....
Lot 94760
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$180.00
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Bernie Wrightson Batman: The Cult #1 Page 3 Original Art with Preliminary Sketch (DC, 1988).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Bernie Wrightson Batman: The Cult #1 Page 3 Original Art with Preliminary Sketch (DC, 1988).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 94761
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$110.00
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