Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein

Guillermo recently made this statement on his FRANKENSTEIN project in an MTV Interview:

“It will be a completely different monster. If you want to get an inkling, I would love for Bernie Wrightson to design the creature....If you know Bernie and know how he designs, that’s the creature I want to do.”

Bernie Wrightson is a comic book artist and is well known for his horror illustrations. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created SWAMP THING for DC. According to Wikipedia, Wrightson spent seven years drawing approximately 60 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations to accompany an edition of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
Guillermo reportedly owns some of the original artwork.

Here are a few select images from Wrighton's FRANKENSTEIN that I like. You can view more here and here.


Orrin Grey said...

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein is being re-released by Dark Horse in just a few weeks:

E. Kubinek said...

Its like he had Doug in mind when he drew it!
How crazy IS that?

Löst Jimmy said...

It is truly magnificent, Wrightson's interpretation has always impressed me

Susan Tyler Hitchcock said...

I hope Guillermo del Toro also looks at the two amazing Art Deco editions of Frankenstein that came out soon after the Karloff film's release in 1931, with illustrations by Lynd Ward and Nino Carbe. See selections from both these artists in my book Frankenstein: A Cultural History, published by W. W. Norton.
-- Susan Tyler Hitchcock