DescriptionNorman Saunders - Classics Illustrated #26 (Eighth Printing) "Frankenstein" Painted Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1958). "It's alive - it's alive" --Mary W. Shelley's famous creation is spotlighted here by one of the greatest pulp, paperback, trading card, and comic cover artists that ever worked in those genres. Norman Saunders (1907-1989) became one of the top pulp magazine cover artists of his time, beginning in the late 1920s. During his later years he found renewed fame working for Topps Gum Cards on several series, including the celebrated Mars Attacks cards issued in 1962. During the late 1950s he painted five covers for the Classics Illustrated line and this classic thriller is the third one he produced. This spine-tingling scene, with the monster being pursued across the ice, is painted so boldly and realistically, you can almost feel the bite of the Antarctic chill. The image area of this cover scene measures 16" x 22.5." This painting, executed with oils on canvas, has been professionally cleaned and archivally mounted onto a new stretched canvas. Signed by the artist in lower left, it is in Excellent condition.
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