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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Help with Artist / Writer Sleuthing Reply with quote

In an attempt to add some more complete info to my site,
from time to time I will be coming to this thread to ask for help identifying an artist and/or writer for a past article/picture in Mad.
As of today, #1 through #26 are mostly done with a few exceptions:
#24 - Gluggle! movie poster - Jack Davis?

#24 - Ad parodies for Anasprin and Rubbaban


#24 - Pund's Cold Cream (Ad parody)


working on #27
Does this signature look like Orlando to anyone?


Also, I'd encourage you to let me know if you see anything wrong.

This process should only take me about 7.5 years to finish just in time for the 20th anniversary of madcoversite.com. I also intend to redo all the contents listings to put them in the proper page order.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one looks like Wood to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First one is definitely Wally Wood; look at the overbites on some of those aquatic admirers.

#3 is Bill Elder, #4 is Davis.

I would guess that #2 is also by Elder. Orlando's a decent bet for #5; you can see an "orland" in the middle of that signature.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those.

Got a direct message from "John" that the signature belongs to Phil Interlandi. Known for a lot of his Playboy work:
http://www.animationarchive.org/2007/04/pinups-early-interlandi-playboy.html

Need a #26 artist for an Ernie Kovacs' article (signature can be seen in 2nd pic):



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inside Back Cover of #27 has the first ad for the "What - Me Worry?" kid - Not officially named Alfred, not drawn by Norman Mingo. Kurtzman and Elder did the border work, but do we know who did the Alfred, or is he one of those mystery Alfreds? Anybody have one of these originals that they sold back then?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kovacs illustrations are by Wally Wood; his handwriting on the Burma Shave highway signs is a giveaway. The signature is a copy of Gustave Dore, who Wood is imitating. Poor Gustave died about 70 or 80 years too soon to land the MAD assignment himself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So can we assume Wood imitated the style of Gustave Dore in this Kovacs' Sleeping Beauty image from #25, or is it an actual Dore?

I thought the previous images may have been actual Dores with Wood's hi-jinks thrown in here and there.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That last one is entirely Dore (or one of his assistants):
http://www.artpassions.net/cgi-bin/dore_image.pl?../galleries/dore/sleeping1.jpg

Now that you mention it, the one with Kovacs standing on a cliff is looking more like Dore's cliff face and topiary in the foreground, and Wood behind. The one with Kovacs in the room could a possible cut-and-paste job up top, but it kinda looks organic enough to be all Wood.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I might credit both of them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the AEN portrait a Wood, also? (I have no proof)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name the artist for this Bernard Shir-Cliff penned Income Tax article from #28
I should know this by now...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd lean towards Jack Davis.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another #28 - first name needed for Seltz who illustrated Ed Fisher's Civil War biography of Shotbag.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A "B. Wiseman" wrote a book review in #28. Assume that's Harvey Kurtzman.
Artist?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of these in #28. Artist for Medical? Not obvious to me for some reason. Harvey didn't illustrate much, did he?

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