Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Berni Wrightson Unpublished: The Monster Jar



You figured out who was up next, right? I barely need any prompting to go on about the greatness of The Studio ( the book and the artists ), so after that mighty Windsor-Smith drop last week, well, we have to do them all, don't we?
Web Of Horror was a short-lived ( 3 issues and gone ) anthology mag hoping for a piece of Warren's action, that featured in it's tiny run Jeff Jones, Bruce Jones, Mike Kaluta, Ralph Reese, Midnight Tales' Wayne Howard & Frank Brunner. And of course, the still-can't-believe-he's-gone Berni Wrightson.
The story of what happened to Web Of Horror is a long and involved, but interesting one, and I recommend an interview Berni did for the Comics Journal for those who want to find out more about this early period of his career ( It's on their site now ).
Meanwhile, here's a beautiful piece I found on Heritage Auctions that he did for the never published fourth issue. Pull up a coffin, fellow fiends.









2 comments:

  1. Fantastic. Just start calling it the Studio Age of Blogs and you can't go wrong!

    Btw, for anyone checking out that Wrightson interview at the Comic Journal website, they have a brilliant one with Barry Smith that's well worth a read too.
    www.tcj.com/the-barry-windsor-smith-interview/
    He's not shy about telling it as he sees it.

    -sean

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  2. Yeh, I could just do Studio stuff forever to be honest.
    Think I've read that interview with BWS too; He says to Jim Shooter that Gary Groth isn't really that bad and soon after leaves Valiant if I remember.

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