Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

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Another early issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been recovered thanks to Bruce Harris from New Jersey. Still apparently working the kinks out of the scratchboard style at this late date, but the girl in the distance is kind of fun in a stylized kind of way. I find it fascinating looking at these old illustrations that I haven’t laid eyes on in almost thirty years, the style is still so undeveloped, yet I can see hints of techniques that I would eventually refine.

May of 1991 would have been the publication date, but I likely drew this sometime in February, with their typical 3 month lead time.