Bernie “Berni” Wrightson, a comic book artist known for his iconic Frankenstein illustrations and co-creating DC’s Swamp Thing, has passed away after battling brain cancer.
He co-created the character Swamp Thing for DC Comics with writer Len Wein, as well as Destiny, which was later featured in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
He worked on Spider-Man, Batman, and The Punisher, as well as painted covers for Nevermore and Toe Tags.
In addition to comic books, he did conceptual art for films like Galaxy Quest, and worked a lot with Stephen King, drawing the poster for Creepshow and illustrations for the restored edition of The Stand.
First published in 1983, it’s since gone down in comic book history as one of the greatest achievements by any artist in the field.