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Original Grey Morrow Cover Painting for Creepy #8 (April, 1966)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $2,300.00

Original cover art to Creepy #8, by the legendary Grey Morrow, published in April of 1966. This is an extraordinarily significant cover, in that it is the very first non-Frazetta Creepy cover. Frazetta's masterpieces on the covers of the first seven issues played a significant role in helping to establish Creepy magazine as the new classic of its era, but Frazetta could not be expected to produce every Creepy cover. Jim Warren handpicked Grey Morrow to produce this, the first non-Frazetta Warren cover, and to establish the tradition of utilizing the covers of Creepy as a forum to showcase the world's greatest illustration artists. Morrow was a highly acclaimed science fiction artist. He produced a total of seven covers for Warren, but this most prestigious cover assignment will always be his most important. The detail, lighting, and horrifying subject matter all combine to make this a most memorable cover, perfectly maintaining the horrific consistency of the preceding seven Frazetta-produced Creepy covers. The cover painting captures the spirit of the terrifying tale presented in Creepy #8, entitled "The Coffin of Dracula." The early issues of Creepy are, to many, the most special, and this is a simply outstanding, as well as historically significant, early Creepy cover painting. The cover painting measures 10.25 x 13.5 inches, is in perfect condition, and is signed in the lower right. The painting is beautifully matted and framed with a copy of the issued magazine. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $2,500/$3,500. SOLD FOR $2,300.00

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