Everett Raymond Kinstler: The Artist’s Journey Through Popular Culture 1942-1962 by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. & Everett Raymond Kinstler
Trade Paperback – Underwood Books – 2005 – 227 pages
Everett Raymond Kinstler’s portraits of Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Jimmy Cagney, and Katharine Hepburn may be familiar to art lovers, but few realize that he honed his craft as a high school dropout, inking and sketching comics for pulps like Dime Mystery. This book is the first to examine the popular culture phase of Kinstler’s career, and it includes an extended biography liberally spiced with anecdotes, reminiscences, and commentary by the artist. More than 300 illustrations — many reproduced from originals in Kinstler’s archives — portray his lively early work, including double-page pulp spreads, paperback novel covers, and panels from Classics Illustrated.