Jack Davis"The Jimmy Stewart of cartoonists." That's how Davis' close friend and MAD founder Harvey Kurtzman described him. By all accounts, Jack Davis is one of the most even-tempered, hard-working and fast-drawing cartoonists that ever lived. It's no surprise then that Davis was able to have a long and productive career in many facets of illustration, ranging from his well known horror and science fiction work for EC & Warren, to humor and cartooning work for Mad and Help!, to cover artwork for Time and Playboy, to album covers…to movie posters…and the list goes on and on! Born in 1924, Davis first got published while stationed in the Navy in Guam, illustrating a character named "Boondocker" for the Navy News. After attending the University of Georgia on the G.I. Bill, Davis headed to NYC in 1950. After a rough year of being swindled, stolen from and jobless, Al Feldestein brought Davis on board at EC – 163 stories later, he was already a legend before becoming one of the first MAD stalwarts, along with Al Feldstein, Will Elder, John Severin and Wally Wood.
Source: Bud Plant
Source: Comics Between The Panels
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