Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, June 14, 2010

RIP Al Williamson

I can't believe it's been a decade since we last saw Al Williamson:

That's from Ithacon 2000, with Roger Stern standing in the foreground, Robin in the middle ground and Al, with that unmistakable shock of white hair, in the background. Robin and Al sat next to each other and talked all day about inking, Al's career and other matters. My favorite bit was the way he mock-pronounced "Scranton" - to this day I can't watch The Office without smiling and thinking of Al. Here's a sketch he did for me that day:

I wish we'd gotten to spend even more time with him. What a great guy. He'll be missed.