Monday, March 21, 2011

John Severin - The Mad Cartoonists - part 13

Week number 4 of my 4 week 16 part sharing of the first 4 issues of "Mad" the comic book from 1952-53 and the four cartoonists who laid the way for the next half century of humorists.

Harvey Kurtzman began "Mad" with four stallwart penmen. Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Bill (Will) Elder and the last name which may not be as familiar to you, John Severin.

After you see his work over the next few days, you'll wonder why.

Mad #1, "Varmint!".

Emjoy it in full color glory!

John is a master penman. He just needs a better publicist.

Talk to you soon.


osvaldo laino said...

Cheers!!!! I used to do cartooning at CRACKED mag back in the '60 when John did the covers. Osvaldo Laino

Jeff Overturf said...

Osvaldo! It's a real treat and an honor to have you stop by my humble blog! Amazing the open doors of communication of the digital age!

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