Confessions Illustrated

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Confessions Illustrated
Bud Parke cover, issue #1
Publication information
Publisher EC Comics
Schedule Quarterly
Format Anthology
Publication date January/February 1956 - Spring 1956
No. of issues 3
Creative team
Created by William Gaines
Al Feldstein

Confessions Illustrated was a black-and-white magazine published by EC Comics in early 1956. Part of EC's Picto-Fiction line, each magazine featured three to five stories. The format alternated blocks of text with several illustrations per page.

The first issue had a cover date of January–February 1956, but the second issue was the last. A third issue existed but was not printed by EC. The Picto-Fiction magazines lost money from the start, and the line was canceled when EC's distributor went bankrupt.

Confessions Illustrated was edited by Al Feldstein. The stories were written by Daniel Keyes. Artists featured include Bud Parke, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando, Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Rudy Nappi and Reed Crandall.

In 2006 Confessions Illustrated was reprinted along with the other Picto-Fiction magazines by publisher Russ Cochran (and Gemstone Publishing) in hardbound volumes as the final part of his Complete EC Library. The reprint volume included the previously unpublished third issue of Confessions Illustrated.

Issue guide[edit]

# Date Cover Artist Story Story Artist Story Writer
1 Feb 1956 Bud Parke I Joined A Teen-Age Gang Jack Kamen Daniel Keyes
I Can Never Marry Joe Orlando Daniel Keyes
My Tragic Affair Wally Wood Daniel Keyes
I Took My Sister's Husband Jack Kamen Daniel Keyes
Passion Made Me A Thief Johnny Craig Daniel Keyes
2 April 1956 Rudy Nappi I Sold My Baby Jack Kamen Daniel Keyes
Unfaithful Wife Reed Crandall Daniel Keyes
They Ran Me Out of Town Jack Kamen Daniel Keyes
I Destroyed My Marriage Joe Orlando Daniel Keyes
Man-Crazy Johnny Craig Daniel Keyes