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Johnny Craig

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

Item Realized
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 - Original Cover Art for the Crypt of Terror #17 (EC, 1950). This is one of the most historic pieces of art...
Johnny Craig - Original Cover Art for the Crypt of Terror #17 (EC, 1950). This is one of the most historic pieces of art off...
Lot 6182
Auction 803
Sunday, July 7, 2002
$37,950.00
Johnny Craig - The Crypt of Terror #17 Cover Original Art (EC, 1950). Certainly one of the most historic pieces of art o...
Johnny Craig - The Crypt of Terror #17 Cover Original Art (EC, 1950). Certainly one of the most historic pieces of art offer...
Lot 6206
Auction 814
Monday, November 8, 2004
$36,800.00
Johnny Craig Iron Man #3 Story Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
Johnny Craig Iron Man #3 Story Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 94500
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$1,553.50
Johnny Craig The Crypt of Terror #19 Story Page 7 Original Art (EC Comics, 1950)
Johnny Craig The Crypt of Terror #19 Story Page 7 Original Art (EC Comics, 1950)....
Lot 94499
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$1,254.75

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