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    Bernard Krigstein The Virginian Paperback Novel Cover Illustration and Rough Layout Original Art (Pocket Books, 1958). "When you call me that... smile!" This oft quoted line first appeared in Owen Wister's 1902 novel of a stand-up man set in the days of the wild West. It seems natural to choose an EC Comics veteran, who worked on Two-Fisted Tales, to produced the cover art. Included are a 9.25" x 6.5" rough layout on Illustration board with color work and hand-lettered title and author text. Next to that in the triple-matted frame is the finished inked art that measures 1.5" x 5.5" on illustration board. They are matted with a cover flat of the final cover.
    By 1958, the Western had been made into a movie four times. This edition was a "Simplified English Edition" for new readers.
    They are Plexiglas front framed to 23.5" x 24" and in Excellent condition.

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