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    L.B. Cole Classics Illustrated #152 Wild Animals I Have Known Splash Page 1 Original Art (Gilberton, 1959). Fans of pre-Code horror prize Cole's grisly cover art from the post-World War II period. Cole's greater artistry, as a naturalistic illustrator, awaits popular rediscovery. A solid starting point is his adaptation of Ernest Thompson Seton's Wild Animals I Have Known (originally published in 1898), as fine a comic as Classics Illustrated ever issued -- loyal to the author, and rich in interpretive artistry. This evocative page establishes Thompson's approach with fidelity (Seton is remembered today as a pioneer of the Boy Scouting movement). Pure perfection, down to the finer detail of the stencil-based Leroy Method lettering. Ink and Zipatone shading film over graphite on Bristol board, with an image area of 12" x 18.5". Light toning, with a slight seam around the photostat logotype. Excellent condition. From the Falvey Classics Illustrated Collection.

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