We here at Nerdlocker are huge fans of horror comics. They essentially started the whole comic book industry way back in the 1940s when superheroes were still in their infancy. Needless to say, when we received a press release from our friends at Nakatomi Inc saying they were going to release a Frankenstein inspired print by the legendary Bernie Wrightson, we were beyond estatic! This man co-created SWAMP THING! Are you f@#ing kidding me! Hell yes we’re interested in promoting a legend (sidenote – selfishly we are not excited to promote this because we would like a better chance at nabbing this print, but we’ve been over this before with our audience. We’re not the selfish kind of Nerd).
Sorry, now to the actual news. Mr. Wrightson, who has worked in comic books for over 40 years creating some of the most memorable artwork of his time, will release his first in a series of Frankenstein silk-screen prints entitled A Filthy Process. We are extremely impressed with Nakatomi Inc. for producing such an amazing concept and artist series. Check out the print below as well as detailed close up shots.
Here’s more info directly from Nakatomi Inc.:
Bernie Wrightson is a legend of pen and ink. Having worked in comic books for over 40 years now, Wrightson is a legend in the industry, and an illustrator supreme. His illustrated version of the original Frankenstein novel by Mary Shelley was created over a seven year period, and originally published by Marvel Comics in 1983. His attention to detail and painstaking linework has inspired a generation of illustrators working in comics, film, and has even left its mark on the world of screen printed art.
If you’re unfamiliar with his name- you have most certainly seen his work. He has done creature design and concepts for such great films as Ghosbusters (notably- the Library Ghost), The Mist, and Serenity. Wrightson’s comic work found itself animated in the original Heavy Metal movie, and his illustrations for Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf novel helped propel the book to screen as Silver Bullet. And he’s the co-creator of Swamp Thing!
It is with great honor that Nakatomi can present the inaugural release in a “Frankenstein” series of high-quality slik-screen prints by Bernie. The original pen and ink drawings of this set are in art-collector’s archives around the world, owned by fans and artists and film directors alike. These prints are shot from scans of those originals- used in the 25th anniversary edition of the book.
Let us know what you think of this first in the Frankenstein series! We’re absolutely stoked!
For more information, visit Nakatomi Inc’s website here.
A Filthy Process drops tomorrow (Tuesday, March 11, 2013) at in the Nakatomi Inc. Art Prints section of their website – HERE