A reimagining of the Golden Age classic comics cover CHAMBER OF CHILLS #13 by ‘The Addams Family’ artist Francine Delgado.
One of the original horror comic books, “Chamber of Chills” was first published by Harvey Publications in 1951, and ceased publication following the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of 1954 (United States). An unrelated series of the same name was published by Marvel Comics in the 1970s.
The series of stories were horror-suspense thrillers, featuring monsters, the undead and darker tales of science fiction. Issue #13 was released in 1952, with cover pencils and inks by Al Avison. The cover featured a handsome adventurer uncovering a hidden pit of the undead.
“What’s funny is that when I first looked at the Chamber of Chills covers I selected number 13 because I liked the number for drawing a scary book; but the cover I thought I was doing actually was the cover art that Jaime Coker reimagined. So when I saw the actual #13 I had to reset. Haha Life works in a funny way. I would never have chose this one but fate did. I used it as an opportunity to push myself and try something far out of my comfort zone. There is no cute or strong girl, it’s a man and ugly zombies. I asked, “how can I take this element and make it scarier? So I pulled the perspective down to see more zombies in the pit, pulling the man down into their hord. It’s a little like an Indiana Jones shot, but without the snakes and zombies.” - Francine Delgado
Fran(cine) Delgado is a Costa Rican born artist (Pura Vida!) now living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Skilled in many aspects of design, her most recognized fan artworks include the female heroes from X-Men: Evolution, and her on-screen illustration work includes The Addams Family, Monster High and Megaman.