Bernie Krigstein was a fine artist and illustrator most famous for his groundbreaking comic book work in the 1950's for EC Comics, but frustrations with the comics business drove him away forever, forcing the artist to find illustration and commercial work to support his family.
these were a series of illustrations done for the all ages Jewish magazine World Over in the spring of 1957 for a story titled "Messer Benyamin: a Serial in Five Parts - Being an Account of the Early Adventures of That Remarkable Medieval Traveler, Benjamin of Tudela." unfortunately, Part One is not in the archive.
the ink work here is absolutely stunning... rigidly structured with every line threatening to explode into chaos.
part two detail:
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check out Part Two of the Bernard Krigstein Illustration Archive HERE