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THE CRYPT-KEEPER by mistertrece THE CRYPT-KEEPER by mistertrece
Aerosol spray and a kleenex on canvas, four coffee. Free hand spray shit. OST: CREEPSHOW ost " [link]

Comission for a fan of the tv show "Tales From The Crypt". I´m not a comic book lover, but i grew up reading that stuff, funny thing because i thought that men and women dressed so ridicoulous with superpowers were not believable, but i thought zombies, serial killers and all that macabre stuff so normal.

Tales from the Crypt was a bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950–1955, producing a total of 27 issues. Along with its sister titles, The Haunt of Fear and The Vault of Horror, Tales From the Crypt was popular, but in the late 1940s and early 1950s comic books came under attack from parents, clergymen, schoolteachers and others who believed the books contributed to illiteracy and juvenile delinquency. In April and June 1954, highly publicized Congressional subcommittee hearings on the effects of comic books upon children left the industry shaken. With the subsequent imposition of a highly restrictive Comics Code, EC Comics publisher Bill Gaines canceled Tales from the Crypt and its two companion horror titles, along with the company's remaining crime and science fiction series in September 1954. All EC titles have been reprinted at various times since their demise, and stories from the horror series have been adapted for television and film.

Although EC's horror stable consisted of three separate magazines, there was little beyond their titles to distinguish between them. Each magazine had its titular host, but the hosting duties for any one issue were typically shared with the hosts of the other two. Thus, a single issue of Tales from the Crypt would contain two stories told by the Crypt-Keeper, one by the Vault-Keeper (of The Vault of Horror) and one by the Old Witch (of The Haunt of Fear). The professional rivalry between these three GhouLunatics was often played for comic effect.

The Crypt-Keeper was the primary host of Tales from the Crypt. He was introduced to the public in Crime Patrol #15, and he continued with that magazine through its changes in title and format. He was a frightening presence in those early issues, a sinister hermit sitting framed in the lightless crypt's half-open door, his face all but hidden by the double curtain of his long white hair. But he soon evolved into a more comedic horror host, delivering an irreverent and pun-filled commentary to lighten the horrific tone of the stories he introduced.
The Crypt-Keeper's duties were not limited to hosting. He would occasionally appear as a character as well, and these appearances give the reader a glimpse of his biography. "The Lower Berth" (Tales from the Crypt #33) gives an account of the circumstances surrounding his birth. "While the Cat's Away" (The Vault of Horror #34) conducts a tour of his house above and below ground. "Horror beneath the Streets" (The Haunt of Fear #17) tells how he and his fellow GhouLunatics got their EC publishing contracts.
The Crypt-Keeper also served as the host of EC's 3-D comic book, Three Dimensional Tales from the Crypt of Terror.
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rainwaterfall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice work
mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
rainwaterfall Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome
meregoddess Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a fantastic job! I LOVED that show, and the comic book. You did a great job capturing his image.
mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yeah, you´ve an excellent taste!
Frutodetuimaginacion Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Me encantaba,mas de una pesadilla se la debo a ese programa XD
mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jajajaja pero si es de broma! Me gusta ese humor negro de la serie, los comics si que dan "miedo" :D
Frutodetuimaginacion Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yo soy una cagada tio XD no puedo jugar al resident evil de la tensión que sufro XDDD bueno antes justo jugué,pero al que no son zombies sino "españoles" con acento mexicano XDDDDDD en fin
mistertrece Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jajajaja entonces si que entiendo que te pongas tensa, a mi me pasaría lo mismo! :D Yo tengo un juego de Play2 (lo sé, estoy obsoleto) de fantasmas y me he pegado cada sustazo que dejé de jugar por las noches! Entonces no veas esta peli [link]
x-ReaperLadyDeath-x Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Awesome totally wicked killer work!!!!:D i love him,;evillaugh:
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