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.