The Comics Industry Remembers Bernie Wrightson

We learnt late last night that master illustrator and comics creator, Bernie Wrightson, had passed away. Those who were touched by his work in and around comics have been sharing their memories, experiences and condolences. Here are just a few.

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/843340070438354944

Dan Wickline posted to the Bleeding Cool Slack:

I met him at a BBQ at Steve Niles house. They used to get together with their wives and play scrabble every week. I sat in the back yard on a bench talking to Bernie for hours at the bbq, about the industry, his art… anything and everything. And when I went to leave, he hugged me. He was that friendly and open every time I saw him before he moved to Texas. He was exactly how you wanted him to be. He was a comic legend that makes you believe the industry is great.

https://twitter.com/ryanklindsay/status/843341814807519232

https://twitter.com/JHWilliamsIII/status/843380893871828992y

https://twitter.com/AlexPaknadel/status/843383367471173632

https://twitter.com/bcunningham71/status/843355066115411968

https://twitter.com/MarkPaniccia/status/843415383780528128/photo/1

https://twitter.com/ryanklindsay/status/843341814807519232

https://twitter.com/gholson/status/843330074237636611

Many, many more to come.

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.