Decoy For The Creeping Shadow

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Ten Story Detective - January 1943

The painting is a recreation of Norman Saunders’ cover, done by John Hilkert for the Canadian market. During World War II, protectionist trade laws were passed in Canada to encourage citizens to buy more Canadian goods rather than those made in the USA. Pulp publishers who wanted to sell their magazines to a Canadian audience got around this law by hiring Canadian artists to create close interpretations of the American covers previously commissioned by the main office. Hilkert did the same thing with the July 1942 issue.

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