Al Williamson

Born in 1931 in New York City, Al Williamson was a legendary comics artist. Over a career that lasted more than 50 years, he worked for nearly every major comics publisher, specializing in adventure, western, and science-fiction stories. He is best known for his beloved work on Flash Gordon, Secret Agent Corrigan, and Star Wars, including the 1980s comics adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. His many awards include the Inkwell Awards’ Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame and the Eisner Awards’ Hall of Fame. Although he passed away in 2020, his style influenced countless artists, and his legacy lives on through his popular works.