Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jack Davis - The Mad Cartoonists - part 4

By the time Harvey Kurtzman was writing the stories for "Mad" #4 in 1953, it seems he was finding his real voice. As evidenced here in "Flob was a Slob" drawn by Jack Davis, he was finding he could go beyond just lampooning the sci-fi and horror comics he was doing for EC's other comics, and even beyond satirizing other pop culture items as with yesterday's/last issue's "The Lone Stranger" for example.

He was finding he could do original little morality plays, like he'd always done, but with a humorous slant.

That's how Aesop started too.

Well, that's Jack Davis in the first 4 issues of "Mad" for you. Next week I'll be sharing the great humor work of Wally Wood.

Good stuff!

Talk to you soon.


KW said...

His style in this story is very much like Wally Wood's. If you hadn't said it was Jack Davis I'd have thought Wally Wood did this.

Jeff Overturf said...

One similarity between Davis and Wood for me is...their women are HOT!

Gabriel said...

I love your lasts posts, dude!
No less than Jack Davis and Basil Wolverton!
I've been in a short wave these last weeks (you know, getting a life) and now I see I've been missing something great here.

Thanks for sharing all this stuff!

Jeff Overturf said...

Glad you like them Gabriel, there's plenty more to come here in "March MADness".

Getting a life can indeed be a time consuming thing!

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