|Here is a rare, one of a kind item. Its the actual, original and only - cover proof to Evil Eye #5, showing both the front and back cover, published in March 2000 by Fantagraphics Books.
This is the four color separation proof, also known as a 3M. It is provided by the printer to show the editor and art director how the piece will look when printed. There are four layers of acetate - each printed with a single color - black, yellow, magenta and cyan - that when displayed together, magically result in the full color art and form the final cover image that will be published. Each sheet is of a plastic-type quality, similar to an animation cel acetate. The four sheets are securely and sturdily bound together by heavy tape, in order to keep them together for precise registration.
The proof measures 11 ½ x 14 and shows the uncropped edges of the art. When the cover is printed, it is trimmed on all four sides.
Please note that this cover is NOT a mass-produced print or lithograph. It is a one of a kind cover proof that was created during the production process for the comic, and used internally by the comic company. It shows no signs of age and is shiny and bright. It will be neatly signed in the white margin area and would look great framed (in my humble opinion!).
With any purchase, I will also provide a signed note, verifying that the proof is a one-of-a-kind item from my private collection.