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Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics Opening Reception

September 7, 2018

You are invited to a celebration for the exhibit Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics

Friday, September 7, 6:30pm.

Please join us also as we pay tribute to MAD magazine Editor, Nick Meglin.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street | NYC

For the first time in New York, a gallery show and exhibition of the EC comic book art that struck fear in the hearts of arbiters of good taste will see the light of day. Featured are more than 70 large original comic book art pages by acknowledged comic art masters.

In addition to the original 1950’s pen and ink black & white pages are the printed comic books, story commentaries and biographies. Titles presented include Aces High, Crime Suspenstories, Crypt of Terror, Extra!, Haunt of Fear, Frontline Combat, Impact, Piracy, MAD, Two-Fisted Tales, Tales From the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, Weird Fantasy, Weird Science, Weird Science Fantasy, MAD 3-D art and more! Award-winning artists featured include Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Will Elder, George Evans, Al Feldstein, Frank Frazetta, Graham Ingels, B. Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Joe Orlando, John Severin, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson and Wally Wood.

This show is curated by comic art historian and collector Rob Pistella, with special thanks to EC aficionado and collector Robert L. Reiner for his contribution of words, art, advice and enthusiasm. 

Tales from the Crypt ™ & all images © 2018 William M. Gaines Agent, Inc. MAD ™ & © 2018 EC Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


September 7, 2018
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Opening Reception and tribute to MAD magazine Editor, Nick Meglin.
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