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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

AL WILLIAMSON TRIBUTE by Mitch Gerads




Al Williamson deserves every bit of praise that has ever been cast upon him. Hands down one of my biggest, and earliest, influences. Without Al, I highly doubt there would ever be a Johnny Recon. His Flash Gordon work blows me away just as much now as it did when I saw it as a wee lad.

The man may have passed on but his legacy and his artistic footprint will live on forever. You'll be missed, Mr. Williamson, but never forgotten.


M!TCH

9 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Well done, Mitch!

Mike

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Really nice work, Mitch.

Josh said...

I love the line work in the landscape and the multiple moons. Great composition and nice action. Its a fitting tribute.

Mitch Gerads said...

Thanks, Dudez!

M!TCH

Steve Bryant said...

Love this one, Mitch! It's a great combination of Flash Gordon and Al himself.

JunBobKim said...

Fantastic work!

davelevine said...

Very nice. Love it all. The circles, the action, the sword, the facial expression, the motion, the perspective. Very nice.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Really awesome work, Mitch, love the action, the landscape format, and the rendition of that bg is spot on! :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Mitch Gerads said...

Thanks, Doods!

M!TCH