Tuesday, April 16, 2019

My tribute to SON OF MAD


For the latest issue of MAD (vol 2, #7), I drew this tribute to the 1959 signet paperback cover for SON OF MAD painted by famed science fiction illustrator and MAD's then main magazine and paperback cover artist Frank "Kelly" Freas.

This singular piece of art was and remains my favorite image ever drawn for MAD by any artist, as I explain in my text below.

"The Weisenheim Museum" is a new section in MAD where various artists are hired to create a full page image, or images,  and discuss MAD's immeasurable influence on their work.  I chose to pay tribute to this particular Kelly Freas paperback cover.

Art director, Suzy Hutchinson.
(click to enlarge)

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