As the likes of Jock, Simone Bianchi and David Mack have todays publishers beating a path to their door, Bill was the man who showed the big guns these were styles they needed to visit.
Not only did his work take colour, composition and positive and negative space in directions you'd never read about in How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way, his work on characters like Elektra or The New Mutants brought the trippy music videos of the decade to print.
His art rattled your senses. Sometimes you had to fill in the blanks, which made his work a perfect match for the guardian devil of Hell's Kitchen, work that still holds it's ground today.
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