Thursday, May 15, 2008
MAD Will Elder
WILL ELDER, one of the original contributors of MAD Magazine and a long time collaborator with Harvey Kutrzman, has passed away. His MAD stuff was a tad before my time but I have learned to love his goony style via many reprints and his lavish finished art for PLAYBOY'S iconic ANNIE FANNIE cartoons. At least one (possibly two) recent books have been published about him...
ASIFA HOLLYWOOD ANIMATION ARCHIVE has this wonderful post for those of you who remember him and will miss him (like I will) and anyone who doesn't know who he is should take a look too. ( The ASIFA post is heavy on PLAYBOY art so beware! NSFW and probably only for kids over 18 too)
See BOING BOING for a relatively clean version.