Some wonderful loose, cartoony Wally Wood in today's "Mad Monday". The closing story of Mad THE COMIC BOOK #16 from October 1954 has Wally illustrating Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Wreck of the Hesperus!".
Wood sneaks in nods to his comic strip influences with Popeye and Maggie (from "Bringing Up Father"). And one cannot help wondering how much the sparse page toward the end are comic genius in action, or time-saving budget-crunching necessity. Probably one born of the other.
Cartoonist who made it work.
Talk to you soon.