Everett Raymond Kinstler is one of the illustration world's great gifts. Besides his fantastic pulp, paperback, and comic book work, he has made a name for himself with his superb painting of portraits. His comic book illustration can be compared to Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and Reed Crandall, but he is really in a class all his own. The Underwood Books retrospective, EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER The Artist's Journey Through Popular Culture 1942 - 1962, is not to be missed.
Here, Kinstler applies his masterful brush to Edgar Allan Poe's THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM in this story is from Ziff-Davis' NIGHTMARE Vol. 1 No. 2 Fall 1952 issue.