Alfred Hitchcock #18

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Eighteenth Assignment for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. I’ve been gifted a large sampling of tearsheets from a Mr. Bruce Harris of New Jersey (writing this in 2018) of many of my earliest illustration assignments for AHMM (a lot of the original art has been lost). A lot of these drawings are really ‘cringe-worthy’ to my eyes, and it is taking a lot of courage to share these on this blog. I’m frankly amazed that I was able to keep getting repeat business from drawings of this type, and looking back now, from a thirty year perspective, they look incredibly amateurish. But at the same time, it is interesting to see how various techniques evolved, and how others were abandoned, and how despite the naivety of the drawing styles, a sense of concept and design still seems to hold up.