5.16.2008

Will Elder Passes at Age 86

Long time artist for Mad and the Playboy's "Little Annie Fanny" comics passed away yesterday.
This is a great loss to the world of funny and drawings.

See some of his Little Annie Fanny work over at the ASIFA archive.

Tom Richmand at MAD writes:
"Will Elder, one of the defining artists of the early MAD comic and long time collaborator of Harvey Kurtzman, passed away Thursday morning of unspecified causes at the age of 86. Elder had been ill for some time battling Parkinson’s disease and had difficulty signing his name let alone drawing, according to a communication I had recently with a friend of Will’s. It goes without saying that a true pioneer of cartooning left us yesterday."

read more here.


if I had a beer, I'd pour it on the ground for ol' Will Elder. He made great contributions to the world of cartooning and will be remembered.

-mike