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RIP Will Elder

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Journalista is reporting the death of legendary MAD artist Will Elder at age 86. The Bronx-born Elder went to school at the Manhattan High School of Music and Art where he met the young Harvey Kurtzman. The two went on to work at EC, where Elder inked John Severin. Later, when Kurtzman created Mad, Elder become a mainstay with his dense, joke-packed work. The two created Goodman Beaver for Help! and Little Annie Fanny later on for Playboy.

Elder worked extensively in advertising, as well, and his style, cartoony yet solid, was a huge influence on the underground comics to come. He was inducted into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2003.

Elder’s funeral will be held Sunday in New Jersey.

Thanks

Related: Excerpts from a Gary Groth interview with Elder.
ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD archive of Little Annie Fanny art.

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