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    Jack Davis - Tales From the Crypt #39 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953). Jack Davis' spine-tingling cover for the blood-curdler, "Undertaking Parlor," ranks as one of the most memorable horror covers that EC ever dished up for its fan-addicts. Once seen, no EC reader would ever forget this pulse-pounding scene of little kids running for their lives from a knife-wielding lunatic, beneath a full moon in a graveyard! Jack Davis' unique blend of horror and humor was ideally suited for such over-the-top chiller-dillers! Jack Davis recalled his early days of looking for his niche at EC; he initially tried to land a spot as a romance artist! "Al Feldstein gave me my first horror story, probably because my romance work was such horrible stuff." This cover exemplifies the Jack Davis hallmarks: his loose and scratchy line work, and a knack for exaggerated expression, in both the faces and body language of his figures. As Davis himself put it, "I'm a cartoonist, not an illustrator." The end result was storytelling with an emotional impact that was visceral. Small wonder that Dr. Frederick Wertham cited a Jack Davis yarn in his infamous anti-comics screed, Seduction of the Innocent. The image area of the cover is 13.5" x 19.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. Tuck your drool cups under your quivering chins fan-addicts, and begin the bidding!

    More information about Jack Davis, also known as Davis, Jack, Jack B. Davis, Jack Burton Davis.

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