Monday, March 11, 2013

Frankenstein Print by Bernie Wrightson Release Details

As a huge comic book fan and Bernie Wrightson fan my mouth hit the table when I saw this, really excited his work will printed for everyone in a monstrous size as well. Bernie Wrightson is a legend of pen and ink. Having worked in comic books for over 40 years now, Wrightson is a legend in the industry, and an illustrator supreme. His illustrated version of the original Frankenstein novel by Mary Shelley was created over a seven year period, and originally published by Marvel Comics in 1983. His attention to detail and painstaking linework has inspired a generation of illustrators working in comics, film, and has even left its mark on the world of screen printed art.

If you’re unfamiliar with his name- you have most certainly seen his work. He has done creature design and concepts for such great films as Ghosbusters (notably- the Library Ghost), The Mist, and Serenity. Wrightson’s comic work found itself animated in the original Heavy Metal movie, and his illustrations for Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf novel helped propel the book to screen as Silver Bullet. And he’s the co-creator of Swamp Thing!

It is with great honor that Nakatomi can present the inaugural release in a “Frankenstein” series of high-quality silk-screen prints by Bernie. The original pen and ink drawings of this set are in art-collector’s archives around the world, owned by fans and artists and film directors alike. These prints are shot from scans of those originals- used in the 25th anniversary edition of the book.

“A Filthy Process” is a 20×30 print on thick 130lb Cougar Natural Cover, signed by Bernie in a numbered edition of only 100.

We had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Bernie since he relocated to Austin a little while back, and he’s been a joy to work with.

“A Filthy Process” will be available around 2pm Central Time on in the Art Prints section.

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