Bernie Wrightson’s “Bewitched”

Around 1982 famed horror comic artist Bernie Wrightson drew the artwork for a spoof of  Bewitched, which was run in the January issue of National Lampoon magazine. I had a subscription at the time and I recall that issue and how I was overwhelmed by the images which were alternately funny, horrific and titillating. They were done in black and white, but certain objects were colorized, like red blood and golden eyes. The premise was what it would have looked like if Samantha and her mother Endora behaved like traditional black magic witches? It was profanely grotesque; they sacrificed a scout who came to sell cookies at their door, they melted the peeping eyes of their nosy neighbor, Gladys Kravitz, summoned and rutted with demons which looked like they came straight out of a renaissance painting. With the advent of the Internet, I thought I could find a scan of the pages somewhere but, alas, after an extensive search all I found were a couple of edited panels and the last page, which I have posted below. The search continues!

Samantha and Endora draw a circle to summon demons

Samantha and Endora draw a circle to summon demons

Nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz gets her comeuppance

Nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz gets her comeuppance

 

Final page of Bernie Wrightson's "Bewitched" parody.

Final page of Bernie Wrightson’s “Bewitched” parody. If memory serves me, I believe Tabitha’s eyes were golden in the actual magazine.

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3 Responses to “Bernie Wrightson’s “Bewitched””

  1. vernimmen gino Says:

    Hi,

    Good work from Wrightson

    Some good news for you, I can offer the finalpage for you.

    Best regards Gino

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