Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jack Davis 1924-2016

Jack Davis, best known for his cartoon work for Mad Magazine, died yesterday. He was 91.

At Mad since its inception in 1952, Davis was also known for his work on EC horror comics as well as his extensive magazine and advertising illustration, including movie posters for American Graffiti and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Mad Magazine editor John Ficarra:

"His ability to put energy and motion into his drawings, his use of cross-hatching and brush work, and his bold use of colour made him truly one of the greats."

A giant in the industry, pros and fans lament the passing of the last of the founding members of Mad Magazine. 


Shirley Peters said...

So sad to hear this. He's always been my favourite of the Mad cartoonists!

Unknown said...

A true master, I first saw his work in Mad comics. His work for the EC comics, especially Two Fisted Tales and Frontline Tsles are inspiring.The covers of some of those magazines are amazing. I kept only a few of my old comics, mostly those with Jack Davis covers.
His work appeared everywhere from TV Guide, album covers, advertising, for awhile. He was, simply, the best.