I have a question that I hope you will be able to solve.
A few years ago I purchased a rough sketch from Jerry Weist that can be seen here: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=473974&GSub=74395
Jerry gave me some background information on the piece and said that it was done by Tom Sutton and that he purchased directly from Tom many years prior. The story that he was told by Tom is that this is one of the rough draft concept sketches that he did during the first meeting with Jim Warren and Forrest Ackerman.
He said that while the meeting was taking place and different ideas where being tossed around he was doing these roughes to get an idea of what Vampirella should look like.
I have spoken with Angelique Trouvere and she claims that she was also at that meeting.
Here is my question, since you are credited with the creation of Vampirella's costume can you either a) confirm that this meeting either did or did not take place, and b) were you present at the meeting?
Jerry did go on to tell me that originally Tom was suppose to do a cover to the first issue and because Frank Frazetta was so proficient that Warren asked him to do it instead to meet deadline.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to your response!