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    Johnny Craig - 'Jay Taycee'
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Also Credited As:
Taycee, Jay


Bio:
Artist for the renowned EC Comics line of the 1950s, including The Crypt of Terror, The Vault of Horror,The Haunt of Fear, Crime SuspenStories and Two-Fisted Tales. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2005.

Craig was the writer responsible for most of the stories hosted by the Vault Keeper. In addition he illustrated the horror host in the framing sequences of stories by other EC artists. His most notable work comes from the lead stories in The Vault of Horror and Crime SuspensStories.

Comic Book writer Pierce Askegren sums up Craig's talents: "Craig was a meticulous craftsman and not a fast worker, but his stories are regarded as some of the best ever in comics. His art was relatively low-key and restrained, effectively staged and featured impeccable draftsmanship. The scripts he wrote tended to be literate and cerebral, and generally relied on solid construction and implacable internal logic, rather than on contrived snap endings. His horror work made more use of psychology and mood than of the supernatural, and his crime comics owned more to James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich than to gangster movies".
# ^ The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's SF/F & Publishing News (Sept. 21, 2001): Obituary

Date of Birth: 1926
Birthplace: Pleasantville, New York
Date of death: September 13, 2001



Favorite Creators:
Johnny Craig - 'Jay Taycee' is a favorite creator of 9 users


Awards:
  • 2003 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Voter's choice)




View a chronological listing of this creator's work

Writer:
The Best of EC: Artist's Edition (2013)
The Comics Journal Library (2002)
Creepy (1964)
Creepy: The Classic Years (1991)
Crime SuspenStories (1950)
Crime SuspenStories (1992)
The Crypt of Terror (1950)
EC Sampler - Free Comic Book Day (2008)
Eerie (1965)
Eerie Archives (2009)
Extra! (1955)
Extra! (2000)
Fall Guy For Murder and Other Stories (2013)
Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! (2005)
The Haunt of Fear (1950)
Jack Davis' EC Stories: Artist's Edition (2013)
King-Size Tower of Shadows (1971)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Phantastische Geschichten (1986)
Shock SuspenStories (1952)
Tales From The Crypt (1990)
Tales From the Crypt (1992)
Tower of Shadows (1969)
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
The Vault of Horror (1950)
The Vault of Horror (1992)
Verta ja väristyksiä (1987)

Penciller:
Adventures Into The Unknown (1948)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
The Autumn People (1965)
Battle (1951)
The Best of EC: Artist's Edition (2013)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
Chamber of Darkness (1969)
Christopher Lee's Treasury of Terror (1966)
Comic Art (2002)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
The Comics Journal Library (2002)
The Complete EC Library: Picto-Fiction (2006)
Confessions Illustrated (1956)
Corpse On The Imjin and Other Stories (2012)
Creepy (1964)
Creepy (2009)
Creepy: The Classic Years (1991)
Crime Illustrated (1955)
Crime Patrol (1948)
Crime SuspenStories (1950)
Crime SuspenStories (1992)
The Crypt of Terror (1950)
Detective Comics (1937)
Doorway to Nightmare (1978)
EC Classic Reprints (1973)
EC Sampler - Free Comic Book Day (2008)
Eerie (1965)
Eerie Archives (2009)
Essential Iron Man (2000)
Extra! (1955)
Extra! (2000)
Fall Guy For Murder and Other Stories (2013)
Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! (2005)
Ghosts (1971)
The Haunt of Fear (1950)
House of Mystery (1951)
Ihmesarja (2002)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus (2008)
Iron Man (1968)
King-Size Tower of Shadows (1971)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Marvel Atlas (2008)
Masters of Terror (1975)
Mystery in Space (1951)
Phantastische Geschichten (1986)
Shock SuspenStories (1952)
Tales From The Crypt (1950)
Tales From the Crypt (1964)
Tales From The Crypt (1990)
Tales From The Crypt (1991)
Tales From the Crypt (1992)
Tales of Terror!: The E.C. Companion (2000)
Terror Illustrated (1955)
Terror Under the Sea! (1982)
Three Dimensional EC Classics (1954)
Three Dimensional Tales From the Crypt of Terror (1954)
Tower of Shadows (1969)
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Worlds (1960)
The Vault of Horror (1950)
The Vault of Horror (1965)
The Vault of Horror (1992)
Verta ja väristyksiä (1987)
War Against Crime (2000)
War Against Crime! (1948)
Western True Crime (1948)

Inker:
Adventures Into The Unknown (1948)
The Autumn People (1965)
Battle (1951)
The Best of EC: Artist's Edition (2013)
Chamber of Darkness (1969)
Christopher Lee's Treasury of Terror (1966)
The Complete EC Library: Picto-Fiction (2006)
Confessions Illustrated (1956)
Corpse On The Imjin and Other Stories (2012)
Creepy (1964)
Creepy (2009)
Creepy: The Classic Years (1991)
Crime Illustrated (1955)
Crime Patrol (1948)
Crime SuspenStories (1950)
Crime SuspenStories (1992)
The Crypt of Terror (1950)
Daredevil (1964)
Day Of The Defenders (2001)
Detective Comics (1937)
Doorway to Nightmare (1978)
Eerie (1965)
Eerie Archives (2009)
Essential Doctor Strange (2001)
Essential Super-Villain Team-Up (2004)
Extra! (1955)
Fall Guy For Murder and Other Stories (2013)
Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! (2005)
Ghosts (1971)
Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
The Haunt of Fear (1950)
House of Mystery (1951)
Ihmesarja (2002)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man ACDC Custom Comic (2010)
Iron Man and Sub-Mariner (1968)
King-Size Tower of Shadows (1971)
L`invincible Iron Man (1972)
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008)
Marvel Double Feature (1973)
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2007)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974)
Masters of Terror (1975)
Mystery in Space (1951)
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (1968)
Phantastische Geschichten (1986)
Shock SuspenStories (1952)
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (UK) (1973)
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
Super Spider-Man (1976)
Tales From The Crypt (1950)
Tales From the Crypt (1964)
Tales From The Crypt (1990)
Tales From the Crypt (1992)
Tales of Suspense (1959)
Terror Illustrated (1955)
Three Dimensional EC Classics (1954)
Three Dimensional Tales From the Crypt of Terror (1954)
Tower of Shadows (1969)
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Worlds (1960)
The Vault of Horror (1950)
The Vault of Horror (1965)
The Vault of Horror (1992)
Verta ja väristyksiä (1987)
War Against Crime (2000)
War Against Crime! (1948)
Western True Crime (1948)

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Cover Artist:
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
The Comics Journal Library (2002)
Crime Patrol (1948)
Crime Patrol (2000)
Crime SuspenStories (1950)
Crime SuspenStories (1992)
The Crypt of Terror (1950)
EC Archives: Crime Suspenstories (2008)
The EC Archives: The Vault Of Horror (2007)
EC Classic Reprints (1973)
Extra! (1955)
Extra! (2000)
Fall Guy For Murder and Other Stories (2013)
Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics! (2005)
Gunfighter (1948)
Haunt of Fear (1992)
The Haunt of Fear (1950)
Ihmesarja (2002)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
M.D. (1955)
Modern Love (1949)
Moon Girl (1947)
Moon Girl and the Prince (1947)
Saddle Justice (1948)
Shock SuspenStories (1952)
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
Tales From The Crypt (1950)
Tales From the Crypt (1992)
Tales of Terror!: The E.C. Companion (2000)
The Vault of Horror (1950)
The Vault Of Horror (1990)
The Vault of Horror (1991)
The Vault of Horror (1992)
War Against Crime (2000)
War Against Crime! (1948)



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