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Jack Davis Obituary

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Jack Davis, the popular Mad Magazine cartoonist, has died at the age of 91, according to The Brunswick News and other sources.

In 1952, Davis was one of the founding artists of Mad Magazine. He also worked as an artist for Panic and Cracked magazines. His characters are known for their distorted anatomy such as bigger heads and feet.

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Before he started working with Mad Magazine, he was an artist for the classic EC comics, the horror and sci-fi comic publisher. His work was featured in issues of “Tales from the Crypt.”

He later illustrated record jackets, movie posters, and book covers. He also did character designs for many Rankin-Bass cartoons including The Jackson Five TV cartoon series.

He received the National Cartoonists Society’s Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 and received their Reuben Award in 2000. In 2003, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. In June 2002, Davis had a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

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