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John Severin, Mort Todd, Mark Arnold
Magazine Sized Trade Paperback
Black & White
Page Count: 106
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The comics presented are from the 1950s and 1960s during the title’s early years and while John Severin was at the top of his game as a creator. There are TV and movie parodies, tons of celebrities, along with satire on current events, trends and culture of the era.Mark Arnold provides an informative introduction to The Comedy of John Severin and features an afterword by Mort Todd reflecting on Severin and the magazine’s legacy. The Comedy of John Severin is a 106 page volume in glorious vintage black & white! The book features a gorgeous array of their work, showcasing the many mediums he worked in, from pen and ink, wash, guoache, duoshade paper, zipatone and color paintings as they applied it to tweaking a variety of amusing topics.Also available: The Comedy of Jack Davis.
The book is a treasure trove of rare humor comics mostly unseen for over 30 years from the pages of Mad magazine’s #1 competitor, Cracked magazine. They are curated by two folks with Cracked bona fides, Mark Arnold, author of the definitive two volume history of the magazine If You’re Cracked, You’re Happy!, and Mort Todd, the former Editor-in-Chief of the magazine during one of its most creative periods.