Written by ThanosCopter
on Thursday, May 01 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
Al Feldstein, legendary editor of Mad Magazine, has passed away.
Source: ABC News
Al Feldstein, the legendary head of Mad Magazine who brought the satire periodical to the masses, passed away yesterday at his Montana home. He was 88.
Feldstein began his career as a freelancer for Fox Comics, but quickly moved to EC Comics, first as an artist, and later as a writer and editor. He published Harlan Ellison's first work, and founded a popular line of horror comics, which included Tales from the Crypt. Feldstein designed the distinctive cover design of EC's horror lines, which helped them stand out on newstands.
After founding editor Harvey Kurtzman left Mad Magazine, Feldstein replaced him and transformed it into a widely read source of satire and counterculture. Feldstein used the Alfred E. Neumann character as a symbol for the magazine, and brought in several popular creators such as Don Martin and Mort Drucker, who illustrated many of the popular cornerstone features of the comic.
After retiring to Montana, Feldstein became a noted acrylics painter, focusing on wildlife scenes from the Western United States. He was given a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Horror Writers Association and was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2003.
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