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.
- 221 subject(s) created by "Dick Ayers"
- 370 comic(s) where "Dick Ayers" created the cover
- 5 comic(s) that "Dick Ayers" wrote
- 473 comic(s) that "Dick Ayers" penciled
- 401 comic(s) that "Dick Ayers" inked
- 102 comic(s) that "Dick Ayers" lettered
Images Drawn by Dick Ayers
- 295 covers drawn by "Dick Ayers"
- 205 images penciled by "Dick Ayers"
- 658 images inked by "Dick Ayers"
- 6 images lettered by "Dick Ayers"
- 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