Tuesday, 14 February 2012

John Severin


The great comic artist John Severin has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Severin had a long and distinguished career and was famed for his instantly-recognisable, beautiful line-work and expressive characters. Most of his best work ( especially for EC and Marvel Comics ) was in collaboration with his sister, "Mirthful" Marie, an excellent artist in her own right.


Although best remembered for his war, western and humour artwork, I always think of John Severin as the definitive artist for Robert E Howard's King Kull. Here are a few fantastic examples of Mr. Severin's detailed and atmospheric Kull artwork...



There's more about the late, great JS at:


3 comments:

M. D. Jackson said...

I was never a great fan of his, although I loved his work on Kull. Still, it's sad news.

Kid said...

Another artistic giant beckoned to the great beyond. Such a shame.

cerebus660 said...

Thanks for the comments, guys.

I have to admit I admire most of Severin's work more than love it, but he always brought a guarantee of class and draftsmanship to whatever he did. I particularly loved his inking over Herb Trimpe's pencils on some old Hulk covers, and his Kull artwork, obviously...

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