Monday, November 21, 2005

Johnny Craig

"Johnny Craig is a man who has never gotten his due. Although his reputation rests primarily on his 7 or 8 years with EC, those years where crammed with a plethora of explosive, dynamic, beautifully designed pages which leave an indelible impression. His greatest strength was the noir thriller, which he executed sharply in the lead slot of Crime SuspenStories for many issues. The yarns of James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich were perfectly suited to his style. In his slot as the lead man for Vault of Horror, he produced sleek, perfectly rendered stories, and created Drusilla, comics' sexiest recurring horror star until the advent of Vampirella. Take a good, critical look at Johnny Craig. You will not be disappointed."
- Atlas 100 Best


1 comment:

Olman Feelyus said...

Far and away my favorite of the EC artists. I loved his clean lines and the way he captured the early '60s cocktail aesthetic. A person who contributed greatly to the culture and should rest well because of that.