Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fashionable but Fatal

It’s not an exact theft, but pretty damn close.

The (sadly uncredited) artwork fronting this premiere issue of Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine, published in August 1964, looks remarkably like the illustration Ernest “Darcy” Chiriacka created for the cover of the 1958 short-story collection The Best of Manhunt, right down to the woman’s clingy red dress (one shoulder strap fallen) and trailing fur stole. Don’t you agree?


Rick Robinson said...

Except the position of the arm, absolutely.

John Baumgaertner said...

Chiriaka's cover is more exciting, more "graphic" and with a better looking babe at that. Also love the victim spattered the floor.