William ‘Willie’ Elder, R.I.P.

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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3 Responses

  1. Mike Gold says:

    Willy Elder did more to establish the look and feel of comic book satire than any other single American artist. A brilliant, gentle man whose work will always be revered.Coincidentally, a boxed set of the creator-owned post-Mad project Humbug is being offered in this month's Diamond catalog, published by Fantagraphics — who also published the definitive Elder retrospective, The Mad Playboy of Art (http://www.amazon.com/Will-Elder-MAD-Playboy-Art/…)

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    Truly a great talent.Always kept me smiling!

  3. Jeffrey Frawley says:

    Ever since I first saw his work in the black and white mass market paperback Mad collections (which were far from the best way of viewing his work) it was always Elder's work that most impressed me. Among giants – Wally Wood and Jack Davis could hardly be improved – he stood tallest. Seeing his work later in better quality reproduction was another revelation.