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5.0 out of 5 stars As Mad as it gets !!!, February 12, 2008
This review is from: Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art h/c (Hardcover)
Will Elder, as you know was one of the original EC Comics artists. Along with Harvey Kurtzman he was a part of the first 25 issues of Mad Magazine.
His amazing art helped to define just what Mad magazine was all about. To put it in words, this man went plumb-loco, and just about created lampoon art all on his own.

This big lavish 392 page book is the document of Will's life and his art. Over 100 pages of his comic art is reproduced here, and this material is a feast for the eyes, for anyone who enjoys comics and good humor.

Besides Mad, Will's work from many other publications are featured here as well. The humor magazines: Panic, Trump, Humbug, Help! and Pageant are all represented with lot's of his work not seen in decades. The 'Liitle Annie Fanny" and "Goodman Beaver" Stories {teaming with Harvey Kurtzman, again} are here in bulk as well.

Paintings, portraits, still lifes, stetches and drawings from Will's personal files show another side of his talents.

This book is one of the very best that I have come across on the subject of a comics artist...{and I have seen a few!}. It is a massive volume about an American original...The one and only...Villie Elder !!!
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