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    Norman Mingo - Original Preliminary Cover Art for Mad #89 (EC, 1964). One of the greatest images ever to grace the cover of Mad Magazine was the one where the Frankenstein Monster is shown putting together an Alfred E. Neuman model kit. Offered here is artist Norman Mingo's color preliminary sketch for that classic idea. Measuring approximately 8" x 10.75" overall, this incredibly tight rendering (which could have been used for the cover itself) is sketched out in colored pencil and inscribed, "With best wishes to my good friends, Charlotte and Dick McGoldrick, Norman Mingo, 8/21/64", in the upper left corner. Truly an important find, this is a fabulous piece for any Mad collector. A copy of the magazine, in Fine condition, is also included, as are two portrait sketches rendered in pen-and-ink on 10" x 14" sheets and signed by the artist.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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