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.
- 228 subject(s) created by "Dick Ayers"
- 376 work(s) where "Dick Ayers" worked on a cover
- 7 work(s) that "Dick Ayers" wrote
- 470 work(s) that "Dick Ayers" penciled
- 387 work(s) that "Dick Ayers" inked
- 108 work(s) that "Dick Ayers" lettered
- 303 cover(s) "Dick Ayers" worked on
- 209 image(s) "Dick Ayers" worked on as penciler
- 669 image(s) "Dick Ayers" worked on as inker
- 6 image(s) "Dick Ayers" worked on as letterer
- Also provided a pinup of the Phantom Rider in Original Ghost Rider #14 (August 1993).
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