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    John Severin - Original Cover Art for Cracked (Major Magazines, 1960s). John Severin has had a long, illustrious career in the comics industry working in every genre imaginable, including a long stint for Cracked Magazine. His comical caricatures of popular celebrities are a joy to behold. This cover to an issue that was published between 1965 and 1968 is filled with those pop culture icons. It's fun to identify the Smothers Brothers, Sonny and Cher, Barry Goldwater, and others, including Snoopy on the running board. Note the way that Severin signed the door of the jalopy: "O.O.Severin". His talent for illustration is matched on this piece by his skill with watercolor that is outlined in ink. This art would make a great conversation piece for the next owner that will entertain viewers for years to come. The image was rendered on illustration board that measures 14" x 22". There is moderate edge wear to the bottom edge and the back side of the bottom left corner has broken off.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2003
    15th-20th Tuesday-Sunday
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