Johnny Craig

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Johnny Craig

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Pleasantville, NY

Biography:
Johnny Craig (American, 1926-2001): started his comics career as an art assistant to Shelly Mayer at DC, and later broke in at EC in 1947, working on their crime and Western stories. Craig really came into his own as a triple-threat talent, as an editor-writer-artist for EC's trendsetting horror and crime stories, most notably in the titles the Vault of Horror and Crime SuspenStories. Craig drew the over-the-top Crime SuspenStories #22, the most infamous crime comic cover examined by the outraged Senate committee that helped drive EC out of the comic books and into Mad magazine. After his time at EC, Craig penciled and inked stories for Atlas, ACG, DC, Marvel, and Warren. In the later years of his career EC fans sought Craig out, and for them, he produced a series of meticulous painted commissions based on the EC horror hosts


 

Johnny Craig Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Johnny Craig Crime SuspenStories #16 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953).... (Total: 2 Items)
Johnny Craig Crime SuspenStories #16 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953).... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 92088
Auction 7059
Friday, May 11, 2012
$62,737.50
Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #39 "Deadly Beloved" Complete 8 Page Story Original Art (EC, 1954).... (Total: 8...
Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #39 "Deadly Beloved" Complete 8 Page Story Original Art (EC, 1954).... (Total: 8 Original Art)
Lot 92146
Auction 7136
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$34,655.00
Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #28 Zombie Cover Original Art (EC, 1952)
Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #28 Zombie Cover Original Art (EC, 1952)....
Lot 92057
Auction 7147
Saturday, August 29, 2015
$33,460.00
Johnny Craig War Against Crime #11 Cover Original Art (EC, 1950)
Johnny Craig War Against Crime #11 Cover Original Art (EC, 1950)....
Lot 92145
Auction 7136
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$25,095.00
Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #31 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953)
Johnny Craig Vault of Horror #31 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953)....
Lot 93069
Auction 7141
Saturday, November 19, 2016
$21,510.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Johnny Craig The Vault of Horror Preliminary Character Drawing Original Art (EC Comics, c. 1950s)
Johnny Craig The Vault of Horror Preliminary Character Drawing Original Art (EC Comics, c. 1950s)....
Lot 14040
Auction 121748
Sunday, November 26, 2017
$1.00
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