Alfonso “Al” Williamson shared a birthday with me. I wish I had shared in some of his talent.
Al was one of the all-time great comic artists and was rightly recognized as such early on in his career.
He was a friend and collaborator of Frank Frazetta and his body of work included many of the big titles of the 20th century — Flash Gordon, Tarzan, the EC horror comics of the 50s and the Star Wars comic books.
Al’s artwork was dynamic and action-packed, like Burne Hogarth and Alex Raymond before him. It could be beautiful and intricate, like Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy.
RIP: Alfonso “Al” Williamson (March 21, 1931 – June 12, 2010)
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