As a comic book artist, Krigstein's style was different to put it mildly. It took me awhile to warm up to it. Decades, in fact. (Same thing happened with me and Neil Young, actually. Warren Zevon, too.)
I had presumed that like many of the other comic book artists who seemingly disappeared over the years that he had moved on into advertising or some other field after EC folded. Recently, though, I came across a Dell 87TH PRECINCT comic (FOUR COLOR #1309 from 1962) that spotlighted Krigstein's unique comic book artistry.
The story is based on the then-popular TV series starring Robert Lansing. The series itself was based on the still popular novels of the late Ed McBain. The plot deals with a blind artist who is also a serial killer.
None of that matters though. What makes this comic cool is that Krigstein, even when toiling here on a licensed product, was still innovating with layouts and stylistic choices far beyond what the average reader of this comic book would have expected or cared about. Seen here are some choice examples!