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Al Williamson
Al Williamson

Al Williamson (March 21, 1931 - ) is an American cartoonist of partly Colombian descent. He was born in New York City, New York, United States but grew up in Bogota, Colombia, returning to New York in his teens. Image File history File links Alwilliamson. ... Image File history File links Alwilliamson. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


In 1952, at the age of 21, Williamson began working for EC Comics which became the publisher of Mad Magazine. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Entertaining Comics was headed by William Gaines but is better known by its publishing name of EC Comics. ... Harvey Kurtzmans cover for the first issue of the comic book Mad Mad is an American humor magazine founded by publisher William Gaines and editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1952. ...


For a while he worked in a studio with Frank Frazetta, Roy G. Krenkel, and others which was responsible for a lot of the fantasy illustration coming out of New York City. According to Jim Keefe's website, in 1960 he went to work as an assistant to John Prentice on the comic strip Rip Kirby. Some work from that strip has been published as having been worked on by him from 1964. In the 1960s, he worked briefly on a Flash Gordon comic book which was published by King Features and remains a very collectible comic book. Frank Frazetta (born February 9, 1928) is one of the worlds most influential fantasy and science fiction artists. ... Roy G. Krenkel, (1918-1983) was an American illustrator who specialized in fantasy drawings and paintings. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Jim Keefe is the most recent artist to contribute original art and stories to the Flash Gordon comic strip. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, first published on January 7, 1934. ... King Features Syndicate is a syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation; it distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to thousands of newspapers around the world. ...


In the 1960s he did sample pages for a proposed Sunday strip version of Modesty Blaise.[1] See also Comic strip and Daily strip. ... Cover of the first Modesty Blaise novel. ...


In 1967, he took over the long-running Secret Agent X-9 comic strip with writer Archie Goodwin, and remained on it until 1980. At the start of their tenure the name was changed to Secret Agent Corrigan. When the Dino De Laurentiis' Flash Gordon movie came out, he did a 3-issue comic book adaptation before taking over the Star Wars comic strip from Russ Manning. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Secret Agent Corrigan a. ... Archie Goodwin (September 9, 1937 – February 28, 1998) was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Agostino De Laurentiis, usually credited as Dino De Laurentiis, (born August 8, 1919) is an Italian movie producer born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples. ... Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, first published on January 7, 1934. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Russ Manning or Russell Manning (1929-1981) was a comics illustrator and designer who created the Magnus, Robot Fighter comics and illustrated many other comics and comic strip series such as Tarzan and Star Wars. ...


He has been very active as inker on several Marvel Comics titles, including Spider-Man 2099, Daredevil and Spider-Girl, as well as on Dark Horse's Star Wars movie adaptions. He won the 1966 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book, the 1966 Alley Award for Best Pencil Work, the 1969 Alley Award for Best Pencil Work, and 1991 Eisner Award for Best Inker for his work on 1990-91 Epic Comics miniseries Atomic Age and other titles. He was also a formally named finalist for induction into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990, 1991, and 1992. It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... Spider-Man 2099 is a Marvel Comics superhero, a fictional character created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi in 1992. ... Daredevil (alter ego Matthew Murdock) is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Spider-Girl (May Mayday Parker) is a comic book superheroine in an alternate future of the Marvel Comics universe. ... A dark horse candidate is one who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists created in 1946. ... The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ... A cover for the mini-series Havok & Wolverine by Kent Williams Epic Comics was a creator-owned imprint of Marvel Comics started in 1982, lasting through the mid-1990s, and being briefly revived on a small scale in the mid-2000s. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...


In 1995 Marvel released a two-part Flash Gordon miniseries written by Mark Schultz and drawn by Williamson. In 1999, Williamson fulfilled his lifelong dream of working on the comic strip Flash Gordon when regular cartoonist Jim Keefe asked for his help on a page and gave him credit for his "art assist". Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, first published on January 7, 1934. ... Mark Schultz is an American comicbook writer and artist. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ...


External links

  • Jim Keefe's account of Williamson's Flash Gordon page.
  • Lambiek comiclopedia entry
  • [2] Comic Book Awards Almanac

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Paul Gravett: Article - Al Williamson (0 words)
For this new compilation of comics from 1978 to today Williamson provides a dynamic image of the hero for the front cover, while the endpapers present his stunning Flash Gordon tableau from the 1980 National Cartoonists' Society portfolio.
Williamson was in his element in Jones' homage to EC science fiction.
It would be hard to conceive of a finer showcase for Williamson's mature comics artistry than this labor of love.
The Main Event: Al Williamson: It Started With Flash Gordon (2230 words)
Williamson, along with artists such as Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and others carved out a distinctive ñ and as it turns out, lasting ñ niche in American comics with the quality of their work on the EC line.
Al Williamson continues to ply his craft in the comics industry, accepting both inking and full illustration assignments.
Al Williamson Adventures will be available in two editions, a trade hardback retailing for $34.95, and a special signed, limited edition (limited to 500 copies), selling for $54.95.
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