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    Graham Ingels Tales of Terror Back Cover The Old Witch Painting Original Art (undated). Graham Ingels, best known as "Ghastly" to his EC fans, was the artist who more than any other defined the look of the horror comics of the 1950's. Later in life, Ingels created stunning oil paintings featuring the Old Witch, the EC horror-host with which he was most associated. Below and to the left of the art, in pencil, has been written, "comp - oil - canvas," and to the right has been written "approx. - 20" x 30". These notations were most likely written in Ingels' own hand. This piece is wonderfully atmospheric, creating tension and mood, and this masterful painting was used as the back cover illustration for Fred von Bernewitz and Grant Geissman's 2002 book Tales of Terror. This work was painted with oil on canvas and mounted on board. It has an image area of approximately 9.75" x 14.5", and is in Excellent condition. The piece was signed at the bottom right.

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    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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