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    Jerome Podwil Sinister House of Secret Love #2 Cover Painting Original Art and Production Negative (DC, 1971-72). Noted sci-fi paperback novel cover painter Jerome Podwil provides a Gothic Romance image that breaks with the tropes of the "Women running from houses" genre in two unique ways... there is a man present (rarely happens in this genre), and she is not running. This comic book cover has often been credited to Jeff Jones, but the signature on this original piece settles it. It is Podwil. As a cover artist for Ace Books in the 1960s, he has provided covers for men's titles (such as Gay Girl), some Westerns, and even Gothic Romance as well. This piece is opaque watercolor on a 19" x 23.5" sheet of acetate. Signed in the image area. It comes with a production negative of the image, and a tear sheet of the cover. The art has some slight rippling in the top and is in Very Good condition. From the Key Comics Collection.

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