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    Wally Wood - Mad #49 Illustration Original Art (EC, 1959). Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood, the comprehensive biography of the EC master, has enthused, " 'The Mad Horror Primer' from Mad #49 (written by Larry Siegel) is prime Wood. Working in a combination of ink and wash, Wood achieves a dark, deep tone that is perfect for depicting the various Universal monsters that appear in the piece." As the quote indicates, Wally Wood rendered the gray tones of this art in mixed-media on illustration board, and inked the linear outlines on an acetate overlay. Thus the two elements could be shot on separate printing plates for maximum clarity. The type is also rendered on acetate overlays. The board measures an overall 12.75" x 20", while the image area is approximately 16" x 10". The art is in Excellent condition. Frankenstein and Igor get a Wally Wood send-up years before "Young Frankenstein" lumbered along!

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