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    Kelly Freas - Son Of Mad Paperback Book Cover Recreation Painting Original Art (1993). Kelly Freas had a long, illustrious career as an illustrator of science fiction book covers, but for many of his fans, his humorous covers for Mad can't be topped. In 1959, Freas created one of his best efforts for the cover to the sixth collection of Mad paperback reprints, Son of Mad. It featured a fantastically funny take-off on "King Kong" (and the sequel, "Son of Kong"), as a scared-to-death Kong encounters a baby Alfred E. Neuman! What, me worry, indeed! The original art for this priceless treasure has long since vanished, but in 1993, collector/dealer Bruce Hamilton commissioned Freas to recreate his cover, which we are now pleased to offer. The gouache on board painting measures 13" x 18", and is matted and framed to an overall size of 21" x 26". In Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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