Is the cover art of the 1e AD&D module Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh a deliberate homage to the opening credits of Scooby Doo?


The 1e AD&D module U1 Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh has a plot that…

Coincidentally, the cover art of the 1e version of the module by David De Leuw depicts the mansion with bats flying out of it that is quite reminiscent of the spooky mansion with bats in the opening credits of Scooby Doo.

Are there any sources that verify this was a deliberate homage by the artist based on the plot of the module?

Cover art:

Cover of the 1e module

Scooby Doo opening credits:

Scooby Doo opening credits.