Sunday, August 02, 2009

SUNDAY FUNNIES - MAD #7 - Smiling Melvin

click to be able to read the balloons and know what in heck is going on.

This is last story in MAD # 7, written by Harvey Kurtzman and illustrated by Wallace Wood. I think this story SMILIN’ MELVIN was so typical for MAD at the time…. the illustrations, the quick balloon popping punch lines, surprises, plots and a mockery of the real characters in SMILING JACK.

Also note how different Wally Wood’s work compared to Will Elder and Jack Davis. Well, all three are different from each other, now that I brought it up. To me, Wood’s females in MAD always seem to sharp or pointed knees… and their faces had sharp lines – which is not a bad thing, it just points out his style.

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