(1934-December 26, 2016)
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Writer and illustrator for ‘Mad’ magazine (1962-2012)
Also contributed cartoons to ‘Playboy,’ ‘Look’ and ‘The Saturday Evening Post’
Why he might be annoying
He went uncredited for his earliest work at ‘Mad,’ coming up with gags for Don Martin to illustrate.
His signature was usually accompanied by a small picture of a duck.
He put duck calls on his answering machine.
He and Paul Coker, Jr., created a short-lived comic strip, ‘Horace and Buggy,’ about ‘smart-ass insects.’ (1972)
Why he might not be annoying
He wrote and illustrated 17 Mad paperback books.
He became the main writer for ‘Spy vs. Spy’ after creator Antonio Prohias retired.
He replaced Don Martin as Mad’s leading one-page gag cartoonist.
National Cartoonist Society president Tom Richmond called him ‘the most unsung hero in the history of Mad.’
Credit: C. Fishel
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