William Ekgren Covers
The cover of the Nov ‘52 issue of Strange Terrors #4 was illustrated by William Ekgren. His fascinatingly strange “maze-like” sketch style seems more at home with a doodle covered school notebook than something a major publisher like St. John would have unleashed during this period, but this does not make the art any less interesting.
Below are a few other examples of the bizarre “psychedelic” pre-code cover designs that Ekgren created for Weird Horrors #6 and #7 (also published by St. John. ) Apparently these are the only pieces of work he ever produced for comics in this unusual style.
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