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Harris Lewine, art director at Warner Books, had me do a series of 5 covers for the old Max Brand mysteries. I made them as pulpy as I knew how to at that time. I wanted them to look like “hack” art. I even did the little “Manhattan Mystery Melodrama” spotter at the top. We decided together on a scene from the book, and he pulled a quote for the bottom of the cover, which I would leave room for.

Transparent dyes, ink, on white board.