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Legendary Mad Magazine Cover Artist Jack Davis Passes Away

Written by  Published July 27, 2016 06:34
ENR is saddened to hear of the passing of legendary cartoonist and famed Mad Magazine cover artist, Jack Davis. He was 91.

 davisj art ofDavis brought smiles to the faces of so many readers of the world's top cartoon parody magazine for so many years, but whether he was putting Mad's nerdy mascot, Alfred E. Neuman in hilarious situations or recreating the likenesses of our favorite TV personalities on special covers of TV Guide, everyone's lives were somehow touched by his artistic brilliance, even if they never knew his name. His art was timeless and memorable. Davis' over 50 year long career saw him illustrate movie posters, issues of Tales From The Crypt and even some work in Cracked (Mad's competitor in the parody 'zine biz). Davis was there during the highs and lows of the American comic industry, as his work was specifically noted in Dr. Fredric Wertham's demonizing book, "Seduction of the Innocent". That dark period for the industry hardly stifled Jack Davis, as he continued to work until his passing.

We at ENR would like to express our dearest condolences to Mr. Davis' family, friends, colleagues and all of the artists his work has inspired over the decades. He will be missed.

Last modified on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:50
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