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    Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta - Original Art for Weird Science Fantasy #20, Complete 7-page Story, "I, Rocket" (EC, 1953). It is impossible to find the right superlatives to describe this masterpiece. Executed with Crafttint, zip-a-tone, textured paper, and ink-wash, this story is a tour de force collaboration of three of the finest artists ever to work in comics: Al Williamson (pencils and inks), Frank Frazetta (some inks), and Roy Krenkel (some background pencils and inks). Each of these artists is a giant in his own right, but there is truly something special in their work on this adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "I, Rocket". Al Williamson did some of his best wash and crafttint work in order to depict the tribulations of the rocket. The ink must have just dripped from Frank's pen as he was able to give a sensual feeling to the decaying rocket on the splash page. Frazetta's fine lines are unreproducible and can only be appreciated when the page is viewed in person. Roy Krenkel, another of Williamson's infrequent collaborators, provided the Art Deco rocket interiors and cityscapes. All of this fine art was done to support the haunting quality of Al Feldstein's adaptation. There are some chips, glue stains, and editorial marking in the margins of the page. One small stat attributing the story to Ray Bradbury is missing from the splash. Panels drawn on Crafttint or textured paper have been pasted onto the large pages. All in all, this is a story that its owner will marvel at again and again. Overall size is approximately 15"x 22". Image size is approximately 13" x 18".

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2002
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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