Friday, June 16, 2017

Eerie v3 #62 - Bernie Wrightson art


Eerie v3 #62, 1975 - Bernie Wrightson adapts H.P. Lovecraft's "Cool Air" for the first time in comics. His exceptional drawings are augmented by applications of gray tones throughout, adding depth and feeling to the story. Even with a multitude of panels, the artist composes each page with clarity and balance. His best illustrations occur at the beginning and ending, where his splash pages showcase his craftsmanship and masterful design sense. Even better is his frontispiece for the issue, a disturbing portrait of Cousin Eerie sitting upon a dungeon-esque throne. "Cool Air" was later reprinted in Creepy #113 and Berni Wrightson Master of the Macabre #2Other artists in this issue include Jose Ortiz and Richard Corben. See today's posts or more Wrightson or Eerie issues. See also this blog's Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Wrightson inside front cover pencils and inks (duotone) = *****
"Cool Air" Wrightson story pencils and inks 7 pages (black and white) = ****
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Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
Eerie #57
Creepy #67
House of Secrets #94

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