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Remembering Illustrator Bernie Wrightson, Co-Creator of Swamp Thing

Remembering Illustrator Bernie Wrightson, Co-Creator of Swamp Thing
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Wrightson's characters, including Swamp Thing, have been the subject of countless horror tattoos since their creation.

The original b&w drawing of issue one of Swamp Thing by Bernie Wrightson #berniewrightson #swampthing
Illustration from Cycle of the Werewolf by Bernie Wrightson #berniewrightson #werewolf #stephenkind
Swamp Thing by Ryan Flaherty. (Via IG - ryanflaherty) #swampthing #berniewrightson
Classic Wrightson illustration #berniewrightson #zombie
A traditional take on Swamp Thing by Omar M. (Via IG - omar_m) #swampthing #berniewrightson
Swamp Thing by Adam France (Via IG - adamfrance) #swampthing #berniewrightson
By Armins Tattoo (via IG -- arminstattoostudio) #arminstattoo #berniewrightson

Through his career spanning half a century Wrightson has earned a level of immortality that few ever enjoy. His drawings will outlive him and his inspiration will be evident in generations of illustrators to come.

Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.