Continuing my little tribute to Al Williamson here at RCN, here is a story from the farewell issue (#34 [February 1986]) of Epic Illustrated, with story by Archie Goodwin and art by Al Williamson. The story includes a number of references to other artists and their work, including an homage to Frederic Leighton’s Perseus and Andromeda (1891) and a swipe from a publicity photo of Sophia Loren that was taken 35 years before “Out of Phase” was published! I’ve posted JPEGs of both of those swipes, dear reader, just because I think you might enjoy seeing them:
The Golden Age: Al Williamson: March 21, 1931 ~ June 12, 2010, posted by Mr. Door Tree — includes the story “Food for Thought” from Incredible Science Fiction #32 (Nov.-Dec. 1955), with suitably incredible art by Al Williamson and Roy Krenkel
Mr. Media: Mark Schultz on Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon: A Lifelong Vision of the Heroic, interview by Bob Andelman
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Look at the rockets’ serial numbers on page 5: RGK2 and RGK1… Another homage to Roy G. Krenkel…
Thanks for pointing that out, Nigel. I hadn’t noticed. Seems that Krenkel was an inspiration, a mentor, and a good friend to a lot of his fellow artists during his long career. Like Williamson himself, Krenkel was of the good ones.