Comic book artist AL WILLIAMSON, who brought sketches of Flash Gordon and Spider-Man to life, has died.
Williamson, one of America’s leading comic book artists, illustrators and animators, passed away on 12 June (10), aged 79. No further details regarding his death were released as WENN went to press.
Williamson spent over five decades working for major comics publishers including EC, Marvel, King, Classics Illustrated, Dark Horse and Dell.
He was best known for his animations of Flash Gordon, the interstellar adventurer originally drawn by Alex Raymond. Williamson illustrated the character in the 1960s and briefly again in 1980, for an adaptation of the Flash Gordon film released that same year.
From the mid-1980s to 2003, he worked as an inker on titles starring characters including Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Spider-Girl.
Williams is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cori Pasquier, and two children.