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Friday, June 18, 2010

AL WILLIAMSON TRIBUTE by Evan Shaner

I won't be able to say anything that hasn't been said better by folks who actually knew Al, but it's pretty clear that we lost a true industry legend this week. I've been a fan since I discovered his Flash Gordon work and figured out that he'd inked a lot of the books I liked, like John Buscema's run on Wolverine. My absolute favorite of his is his work on Secret Agent Corrigan, because you can't go wrong with Goodwin and Williamson on a newspaper strip about a secret agent. To this day I can look at a panel I've seen a million times and be surprised and intrigued by his lighting choices. The way he designed things, especially objects at a distance, in black and white is simply amazing.

My tribute is a little all-over-the-place, but I wanted to fit a little bit of everything I liked about Al Williamson's work in here.

6 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

I think this is brilliantly done, Evan. I truly love it.

Mike

Steve Bryant said...

Gorgeous work, Evan. Great composition, wonderful rendering and dynamite colors.

JunBobKim said...

I love the composition!

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Thanks guys!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Fabolous and touching portrait, Evan, and I am loving the color palette choice too :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Mitch Gerads said...

Designed to the nines! Fantastic, Evan.

M!TCH