June 16, 2010

Al Williamson

More sad news - comic illustrator Al Williamson passed away last week. Best known for his work on Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X-9 and Star Wars, Williamson also illustrated some samples pages for a Sunday strip of Modesty Blaise, as well as some Star Comics covers of Modesty Blaise.

Many Williamson fans wonder why he was never chosen as a regular Modesty Blaise illustrator; in this interview on Kent Hedlundh's site, Peter O'Donnell mentioned that he had never seen the Williamson artwork.

You can read a full biography of Al Williamson at The Comics Reporter.


1 comment:

Rafiq Raja said...

Williamson would have been a nice addition to the fantasy of Modesty. A great loss for Modesty fans.