Cartoonist, caricaturist, comics artist and illustrator illustrator Jack Davis had a pen that connected directly to the funny bone.
Noted for his horror comics work for EC Comics and Warren magazines, his movie posters, TV Guide covers, celebrity caricatures and, in particular, his loopy, wild, frenetic, over-the-top and uncannily hilarious comics and covers for Cracked and MAD Magazine, Davis influenced cartoonists and comics artists across the board.
Davis often left his readers in simultaneous paroxysms of laughter and wide-eyed admiration for his drawing skills, producing contorted reading positions that looked like.. well, like jack Davis illustrations.
Jack Davis died on July 27, 2016 at the age of 92.
The links below are mostly to recent obits and articles. For more links to image resources, see my previous post on Jack Davis.
One Reply to “Jack Davis, 1924-2016”
Wonderful, thanks. I love illustration art for its quick emotional punch. Gotta grab the reader. Those artists who were good enough to do Mad and Cracked were the fastest guns alive. They had to grab 10 year old boy readers, and hold them.
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