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    Bill Elder Three Dimensional Tales From the Crypt of Terror Complete 8-Page Story "The Strange Couple!" Original Art (EC, 1954). This incredible piece of EC Comics history consists of all eight pages of published art -- each page is comprised of five individual layers of painted and inked art. In addition, eight completely separate pages of full pencil art on Bristol board are included. So this lot includes a total of 48 individual pieces of art: the complete published eight pages for the 3-D story, each in five separate layers, and eight stand-alone full-size pages of tight pencil art. The 3-D stories were new versions of previously published EC stories, with this one originally drawn by Al Feldstein in Vault of Horror #14. These fully painted 3-D masterpieces are extremely rare and Heritage has only sold one previously, Wally Wood's "Spawn of Venus."
    When combined, the published pages create a beautiful effect and if each was framed would present beautifully -- an enterprising collector could even frame each layer on a piece of glass and separate these five pieces of glass by a slight amount, making the top layer closer to the viewer than the next layer, and so on, which would truly present each page in 3-D! As one viewed the image from side to side, parts of the art would disappear behind foreground images to achieve a real 3-D visual effect!
    The art is created in ink, graphite, and shading film on various layers of Craftint board and acetate, with an approximate average image size of 13" x 18". The levels of acetate and board for each page are held together with staples. Overall condition is Excellent.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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