Thursday, 17 June 2010
Al Williamson RIP
It was with great sadness that I heard that Al Williamson had passed away.
For a certain fan, he was the Star Wars artist.
Way back then, we didn't have simul-release dates for films and it could take a good few months for them to get over from the States so for us narly kids who wanted to know what happened next in The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, we had no choice but to buy the comic adaptation or the book.
For TESB and TROJ, these adaptations were masterfully realised by Williamson and no matter how many great artists have drawn Star Wars comics, he was the Star Wars artist.