Richard Ayers was born April 28, 1924 the son of John Bache Ayers and Gladys Minnerly Ayers. He was in the 13th generation of the Ayers family that had settled in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635.
Richard Bache "Dick" Ayers is a comic book artist and cartoonist. Widely respected for his dramatic storytelling skills and prolific output, Ayers is also renowned for being one of the first artists in Marvel Comics' famed "Bullpen", notably as Jack Kirby's inker on many landmark Marvel Comics during it's Silver Age comics.
His work won him the 1985 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book.
As of 2005, Ayers was still working full-time as an artist, and then in the second volume of his autobiography in trade paperback form.
In 2007, Ayers was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
- Comics where "Dick Ayers" created the cover
- Works that "Dick Ayers" wrote
- Comics that "Dick Ayers" penciled
- Comics that "Dick Ayers" inked
- Comics that "Dick Ayers" lettered
- Subjects created by "Dick Ayers"
Images Attributed to Dick Ayers
- Penciler images created under the name: "Dick Ayers"
- Inker images created under the name: "Dick Ayers"
- Cover artist images created under the name: "Dick Ayers"
- Letterer images created under the name: "Dick Ayers"
- Also provided a pinup of the Phantom Rider in Original Ghost Rider #14 (August 1993).
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Links and References
- Audio of Merry Marvel Marching Society record, including voice of Dick Ayers
- Alter Ego #10 (Autumn 2001): Interview with Dick Ayers (1 of 2)
- Alter Ego#31 (Dec. 2003): Interview with Dick Ayers (2 of 2) (offline)
- NCS Awards