Al Williamson (1931–2010) was the youngest of the EC artists, joining their ranks at 21 years old. He received his art training at Burne Hogarth's Cartoonists and Illustrators School, where he met fellow EC artist Wallace Wood. After drawing short comic stories for various small publishers, he submitted his work to EC and was immediately offered an assignment. At EC, he dabbled in horror, suspense, pirate stories, and, of course, sci-fi yarns. While best known for his EC work, he went on to have a prolific career drawing stories for such magazines as Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat, drawing newspaper strips such as Secret Agent Corrigan and Star Wars, and inking superhero comics for DC and Marvel. He received a plethora of awards for his work and was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2000.