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Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Grand Comics Database‘s Today’s Memory

Jack Davis’ birthday

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Jack Davis (2 December 1924 – 27 July 2016, USA) was a cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his horror stories and covers at EC Comics and for his humor stories and art at “Mad Magazine”. He was also active in advertising art, magazine covers, film posters, and record-album art.

In the late 1940s he moved to New York City and worked as an assistant on strips at the Herald Tribune Syndicate. In 1950, he began publishing with EC Comics.

Davis was particularly known for his depiction of the Crypt-Keeper, host of stories in “Tales from the Crypt”. His story ‘Foul Play’ was cited in the anti-comics treatise “Seduction of the Innocent” (1954). He drew for the war books also, with an affinity for stories set in the USA Civil War.

He appeared in the first 30 issues of “Mad” (1952–1956), covering the title’s transition from comic to magazine. He appeared in every issue of “Panic” (1954–1956). He returned to “Mad” in the mid-1960s and appeared in every issue for decades.

Davis received the National Cartoonists Society’s Advertising Award in 1980, their Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and their Reuben Award in 2000. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2003.

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