Although there has been no official confirmation, close family friends have reported that EC artist Al WIlliamson has passed away.
The youngest of the EC artists, Williamson joined the legendary crew at the age of 20, finding kindred spirits in
Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel and Angelo Torres
, the group known as the “Fleagle Gang.” All shared a love of classic illustration — influenced by Alex Raymond and Hal Foster — which found expression in a lush, romantic style based in classical drawing.
Dealer Robert Beerbohm appears to have found a copy of a French comic book from either 1844 or 1856, called The History of Mr. Tuberculus.