Here's another beauty from the pages of CREEPY. Issue number 2, to be exact. 1965.
Archie Goodwin wrote it, and Reed Crandall exqisitely illustrated it, with the cinematic genius that hides beneath his perfectly rendered forms. As always, Crandall's gorgeous work is a joy and a wonder to behold.
Following the story is an ad that also appeared in CREEPY #2, drawn by the amazing Jack Davis. It depicts a scene from the story, and was more than likely originally a proposed cover design for issue 2 (Davis created the now famous cover artwork for CREEPY #1, and this cat-people design did make it onto the cover of 1965's EERIE #1 - ashcan edition). It appears Warren decided to bump Davis's cover image, and instead started printing covers by a blossoming artist named Frank Frazetta. The rest, as you know, is history.
Now, grab yourself an extra-large scooper for the kitty litter box, here comes the
SPAWN OF THE CAT-PEOPLE!
Ad from CREEPY #2. Art by Jack Davis.
Cover for EERIE #1 ashcan edition.