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Original Vic Prezio Cover Art Painting for Creepy #28 (August 1969)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,220.00
Original cover art painting to Creepy #28, by Vic Prezio, published in August 1969. Prezio's distinctive style defines early Warren cover art for many collectors. This is an extremely early original Creepy cover painting from the glory days of the magazine. Prezio specialized in creating terrifying monsters of all types, which inevitably posed a great danger to innocent humans. He was particularly fond of skulls and worked them into numerous covers. For some reason, Warren chose to add word balloons to many Prezio covers, giving them a particularly memorable "campy" feel. This is a classic Prezio cover with all of these trademark elements. Note the change in the background color between the original painting and the published magazine version. Jim Warren decided that a hotter pink sky would work better on the magazine cover, but the original painting reveals that it was originally created by Prezio as an orange sky. This is a tremendous painting which captures the spirit of the early days of the magazine in the late 1960s, an era in which Creepy magazine played a tremendous role in the increasing popularity of the science fiction and horror literary genres. Measuring 17 x 23 inches on board, the painting is beautifully matted and framed, in flawless condition, and is accompanied by a file copy of the issued magazine. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $5,220.00
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