Will Elder (1921 – 2008).

§ May 16th, 2008 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Will Elder (1921 – 2008).

My all-time favorite classic Mad strips is “Mole!” from issue #2, by one of the original Madmen, Will Elder. It never, never fails to make me laugh, even though I practically have it memorized by now.

This panel in particular kills me every time. It loses a little something out of context like this, without the build-up:

…but Elder’s attention to detail and skill at creating a lovably grotesque character still shines.

So long, Will.

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