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Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Cover
Status: Sold
Artists: Jack Davis all
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Check out this very nice cover which was used as the front and back cover to the book titled: "A Tale From Camp Crypt" written by Vincent Courtney and published as one of Random House's Bullseye Books, William M. Gaines. This wonderful cover scene features the drooling Crypt-Keeper from E.C. Comics as the "Camp Crypt" bus driver, holding door open and gesturing towards viewer to come inside and join frightened kids. A Fog-shrouded hill in the background has three cabins w/skulls above all doors, from which a werewolf and mummy exit. Another cabin door has eerie ghost eyes peering out of the darkness. A bat flies above the cabins and vulture sits on the "Welcome Campers" banner. Art was penciled andinked, with watercolor added by Jack Davis for a great effect! cover has been boldly signed in ink by Jack Davis in the lower right. (In the same script as his classic EC covers from the 1950's) Image area measures 11.5 by 16.25 inches on 14.2 by 19 inch art board. The Crypt-Keeper debuted in "Crime Patrol" #15 (Dec., 1949/Jan., 1950), the title later becoming "Tales From The Crypt" w/issue #20 (Oct./Nov., 1950). Jack Davis became the lead artist w/issue #24 (June/July, 1951) and he drew all covers between 1951 and 1955 when the title ceased publication due to a rise in censorship. This great cover artwork is also shown on page 44 of Fantagraphics' "Jack Davis - Drawing American Pop Culture" book. Superb in every respect. Just a great cover here by this iconic E.C. artist! Compare this nice cover art to the published front AND BACK of book in the red link above! ALL HIGH end pieces of art, including this one, are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payment plan options, and trades are always considered towards this and "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to and we can try to work something out.