Monday, June 29, 2009

2003 Bill Willingham Convention Piece

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Bill Willingham got his start on The Elementals, and by 1987 was working at DC on books like Justice League Annual #1 (1987) He's currently writing Justice Society of America, as well as his popular Fables series.

Willingham did nice work on the first couple of JLI annuals, but didn't get to handle J'Onn J'Onzz during the "Bwah-hah-hah" years, so this is a look at what could have been. As an aside, I met Willingham in the mid-90s at a con, and we had a pleasant conversation about his recent work on the Huntress and Green Lantern. Good guy. His pencils here were embellished by fan inker Roland Reedy.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Before creating the Elementals he did some work for TSR. I used to have a Dungeons & Dragons set from the mid '80s. None of the illustrators were ready for prime time, but Willingham stood out as the one who had potential. I think they let him do the box illustration. (There's probably a scan online somewhere but I'm too lazy to look.)