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Johnny Craig (25 April 1926 – 13 September 2001, USA) was one of the leading artists of EC Comics, a company he joined in 1947 after attending the Art Students League. Craig began his career around 1940, working as the assistant of Harry Lampert at M.C. Gaines’ All-American Comics. When Lampert went into the Army in 1941, Craig went to work with editor Sheldon Mayer, cooperating on among others ‘Scribbly’.
Craig was in the Army himself from 1943 and 1945, and upon his return in civil life, he applied for a job at Gaines new company Educational Comics. He did corrections and lettering, before working on his own stories when the line turned towards crime and horror comics, now called Entertaining Comics (E.C.). He did cover illustrations for ‘Moon Girl’, and cooperated with Al Feldstein on stories under the collective pseudonym F.C. Aljohn.
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