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Bernie Wrightson is an American comic book writer and illustrator born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 27th, 1948. He received training in art from reading comics, particularly those of EC Comics, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School. He was inspired by many of the horror-themed artists of the 1950s such as Al Feldstein and others who worked on comic magazines such as the original Tales from the Crypt comic. His first professional comic work appeared in House of Mystery #179 in 1968. He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC Comics and its principal rival, Marvel Comics. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing for DC. He also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman. In 1971 he also published BadTime Stories, a horror/science fiction comics anthology featuring his own scripts and artwork, each story being drawn in a different medium.

In 1983, Bernie provided panel illustrations for the novella Cycle of the Werewolf by genre author Stephen King. Wrightson's illustrations were also featured in the 1985 mass market paperback edition as well.

Bernie Wrightson passed away on March 18th, 2017 after fighting a prolonged battle with brain cancer. He was 68-years old.

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