Mediascene ’75 Wrightson Interview

Mediascene 16 (November/December 1975)

Last week I shared Historia de los Comics 33 (1982) which featured an excerpt from an interview with Berni Wrightson in 1975. I looked back into my archive of Swamp Thing related articles and pulled Mediascene 16, the publication that originally featured the interview. I snapped a number pictures from the excellent interview by Don McGregor. I think you’ll love reading Bernie’s answers as much as I did. It’s terribly unfortunate that Bernie passed on last year but reading these interviews is a nice reminder of how special he was, and all that he left us.
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The second section of the newspaper format magazine/fanzine features a large b/w Wrightson illustration, below.
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The article is amazing and was touching to revisit. It features a few Swamp Thing mentions and Bernie talks about his feelings toward the character.
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He is looking quite dapper and dramatic in the interview spread.
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I love that Bernie’s name is spelled without the “e” in the title but the interview kicks off with “Bernie”.  Below are a number of my favorite, as well as insightful portions from the interview. Enjoy!
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Starting in comics:
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“I have to blame it on the E.C. Comics.”
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“What is this fascination you have for bunny rabbits?”
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Swamp Thing!
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Materials and techniques Bernie utilizes:
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Below is the segment of the interview that was translated and reprinted in Historia de los Comics 33.

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More Swamp Thing mentions:
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One of my favorite parts of the article is Bernie’s reaction to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. “I don’t think I ever want to see it again.”
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