Frankenstein was a comic adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly’s 1831 novel of the same name illustrated by the genius of Bernie Wrightson. The book is a reprint of the complete novel and is considered by some as Bernie’s greatest illustrative work. Wrightson based the illustrations on the books descriptions and was quoted,

“I wanted the book to look like an antique; to have the feeling of woodcuts or steel engravings, something of that era.”

The book was a labor of love for Wrightson who was enamored with Shelly’s story. He was not paid for it as an assignment. He worked on the drawings between his paying gigs, and in his free time. It was a project that took him 7-years to complete and what some still consider his masterpiece.

The book is still in print and belongs in every horror and art aficionado’s library.

Bernie, born Bernard Albert Wrightson was an American artist who co-created the Swamp Thing and is renowned for his beautiful pen and ink illustrations. He worked for Marvel, DC, Horror publisher Warren Publishing and finally opened his own publishing company named, The Studio.  He passed on March 18th, 2017.

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