Pfeiffer or not?I always wondered where his other foot is!
General rule is the supporting foot is under the chin. which would put it behind the column. : )Hard to say if this is Fred or not. The background is a bit unlike something Fred would do.
I remember Fred telling me that there was another illustrator, a good friend of his, who suffered from chronic asthma and was a bit sickly from an assortment of other health problems, and Fred felt so sorry for him that he did a few "design layouts" to assist the guy in meeting some deadlines. He wasn't remunerated in any way for providing this assistance. He just did it out of kindness, because he felt compassion for the poor man's unfortunate situation. If I remember correctly, Fred had said the guy had no family... and few friends because of his sickly condition, but Fred knew that unless the artist met his deadlines he wouldn't even have a means of support. So, he helped him out.Could it possibly be that Fred did more than just a few "layouts"? Could it be that he actually painted a few covers...partially, and then allowed the other artist to touch them up in his own style?Certainly, Fred would've kept the designs as simple as possible, in the interest of time, and the background of this picture looks as though it features that "dropstroke" effect I've seen in Fred's work. Also, the overall design does indeed look "Pfeifferesque".
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