Chamber of Chills No. 19 Cover by Lee Elias

September 5, 2023|In Comics, Miscellaneous

We’ve got a special post this time out. Not only do we have the best horror comic book cover of all time – Chamber of Chills No. 19 by Lee Elias, September 1953, Harvey Comics – we have two pages of development materials by Harvey’s art editor Warren Kremer. Kremer should be remembered more today for the significance of his contributions, so it’s nice to be able to shine a small spotlight on him.

Kremer’s design and layout skills were top notch and are on fine display here. Combined with the lush brushwork of Elias we end up with this creepy classic.

New colour by me.


Chamber Of Chills 19 published by Harvey Comics

As published.

Chamber Of Chills 19 cover layout by Warren Kremer

Harvey art editor Warren Kremer’s colour rough. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Chamber Of Chills 19 cover layout by Warren Kremer

Kremer’s notes to Elias. Original art scan from Heritage.

Chamber Of Chills 19 cover illustration by Lee Elias

Original art scan from Heritage.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.


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