So a long time ago, shortly after I entered the high-flying life of comics retail, I decided to pick up a copy of this on New Comics Day:
A coworker asked what exactly made me decide to pick up this oddball indie comic, and I told her the truth: it was that awesome Jack Davis cover. I wasn’t certain I was going to enjoy the non-Jack Davis contents, but good gravy, what a cover. I couldn’t resist it.
It seems like Jack Davis drew for everything. We all know his Mad work, and his movie posters, and his awesome EC Comics stories, and his video game ads, and his Sesame Street drawings, and his TV Guide covers, and his album covers, and his ad containing the second greatest* sound effect in comics (“SLAMDUNK!”) of all time, and surely much, much more.
Anyway, a rumor spread late last night that he’d passed away, and it turns out, nope, Mr. Davis is still with us, and thank goodness for that. When the “news” started to spread, I put together this post, but realized that I hadn’t seen any official confirmation yet so I’d better hold off putting it on the site, and I was right to do so. However, there’s no reason to wait to enjoy the man’s work, so please, visit some of those links or pull out your Mads or your ECs and appreciate that one of the legendary giants of cartooning is still with us.