Bernie Wrightson’s magnum opus “Frankenstein” returns to print in an IDW Artist’s Edition
The late Bernie Wrightson was a master. Besides co-creating Swamp Thing (who rules) with Len Wein, Wrightson was a genius with any and all things horror. Contributing stunning, macabre pencils to countless projects over the years, without question his greatest work was his adaptation of Frankenstein. The amount of detail he was able to put down on each page was borderline virtuosic, and his visual style complemented Mary Shelley’s prose perfectly.
Long out of print, Frankenstein has been all but impossible to obtain for years. Thankfully, IDW will be reprinting the work as part of their Artist’s Edition line. Once again we’ll be able to marvel at the greatest work of a comics legend.
Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Showcased in Upcoming IDW Artist’s Edition
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2018) – Bernie Wrightson is universally regarded as the finest horror artist of the last 50 years, and Frankenstein was his undisputed opus. IDW Publishing is proud to announce that this masterpiece of illustration will be presented in the Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format for late next year.
As with all Artist’s Editions, each gorgeous plate will be reproduced from scans of the original art and printed at the same size they were drawn, with all the distinctive creative nuances that make original art unique – a perfect representation of the work in its original form.
“I’m incredibly pleased and somewhat stunned – it has been a dream of mine for years to do this book. It’s truly an honor,” says Artist’s Edition Editor Scott Dunbier.
In 1975, Wrightson was a founding member of The Studio, an art collective in Manhattan’s Chelsea District, alongside Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, and Barry Windsor-Smith. It was during his time at The Studio that he began work on Frankenstein, which was eventually published in the early 1980s by Marvel Comics. A sequel entitled Frankenstein Alive, Alive was released by IDW as a comic book series beginning in 2012 and will be collected as a hardcover this October.
For information on how to secure copies of Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Artist’s Edition, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Frankenstein will be available once again late next year.