Sunday, September 18, 2011

Creepshow graphic novel adaptation - Bernie Wrightson art


Creepshow graphic novel adaptation, 1982 - This graphic novel adapts the 1980s George Romero movie of the same name. Bernie Wrightson, one of DC's best horror artists, is tasked with illustrating this collection of Stephen King tales. The artist opens with a wonderfully ghoulish portrait of the host, following the format of the controversial EC Comics of the 1950s. The visual sequencing of the five stories remain mostly true to the film, but the artist makes few attempts to closely resemble the actors (his depictions of Leslie Nielsen and Hal Linden come closest). This doesn't detract from the overall effect and Wrightson's creatively designed titles (especially "Father's Day" and "The Crate") provide further enhancements. While certain pages seem unnecessarily sparse, Wrightson generally meets expectations. The cover is by EC Comics veteran Jack Kamen. This is number 1 of 1 Creepshow issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Wrightson issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson title page pencils and inks = ****
"Father's Day" Wrightson story pencils and inks 11 pages = ***
"The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" Wrightson story pencils and inks 11 pages = ***
"The Crate" Wrightson story pencils and inks 20 pages = ***
"Something to Tide You Over" Wrightson story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***
"They're Creeping Up on You" Wrightson story pencils and inks 10 pages = ***
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