Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Richard Corben

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Richard Corben is a horror, and underground comics legend. His art has been featured in magazines like Heavy Metal, 1984, Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in the mid 60’s, Corben worked a few years as a professional animator. In the early 70’s he joined the burgeoning underground comics scene with gritty, adult horror/fantasy “comix” like Grim Wit, Fever Dreams, Slow Death, and his own anthology Fantagor. In the 80’s, and 90’s Corben published comics, including his most famous creation Den, under the imprint Fantagor Press. Recently, you can find him collaborating with the likes of Mike Mignola on Hellboy, and adapting many of the classic Edgar Allan Poe stories for Dark Horse Comics.

Richard Corben has been honored with 2 Shazam Awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, a 2009 Spectrum Grand Master Award, multiple Eisner & Warren Awards, and he was elected to The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012.

You can keep up with all of the latest Richard Corben news, and art on his website.

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Posted by Andy Yates on 06/11/14 under artists,comic
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