MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD is saddened to hear that the world has lost yet another extremely gifted and talented draughtsman. Al Williamson passed away on June 13 in New York (actual dates of death are currently varying over the internet, but I'm going with LOCUS ONLINE'S information) from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Mr. Williamson is, of course, best known to us monster magazine fans as an early contributor to Jim Warren's CREEPY and EERIE comic magazines. His career in illustration began at an early age and he contributed to some of the most legendary comics (EC Comics) and drew some of the most legendary characters (Flash Gordon) in history. He also collaborated with other luminaries in his field such as Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, and Angelo Torres. He helped Berni Wrightson and Mike Kaluta early in their careers. His work was sought after by many other publishers over the years and, fortunately for us, he leaves a sizable body of work. Rest In Peace, Al Williamson.