Stock Image

the Mad Playboy of Art

Elder, Will

27 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1560975601 / ISBN 13: 9781560975601
Published by Fantagraphics Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Aunt Bonnies Too (Helena, MT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 26, 2007

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

One crease in cover. Oversized. Extra shipping pririoty and out of US. Bookseller Inventory # 001460

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: the Mad Playboy of Art

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First.

About this title

Synopsis:

The co-creator of MAD and Little Annie Fanny finally gets the career retrospective he deserves.

Will Elder is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of the second half of the 20th century. And one of the funniest. He is best known for his artistic partnership with Harvey Kurtzman on all their most highly visible collaborations throughout their careers: MAD magazine, Humbug, Goodman Beaver, Trump, and Little Annie Fanny. At long last, Elder is getting the book he so richly deserves: Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art, a gigantic coffee table book collecting his best work from more than a half a century of drawing and painting.

The book will reprint a representative sampling of the work well-known to aficionados, including stories from the original MAD comic, independent efforts from Humbug, Help!, and Trump magazines, and Little Annie Fanny pages reproduced from the original, painted artwork. Above and beyond the known is the relatively unknown, obscure, or unpublished work, such as pages and spreads from a variety of magazines in the '50s and '60s that Elder contributed to (such as Pageant and Saturday Evening Post), the infamous Norman Rockwell painting parody slated for the 3rd, unreleased issue of Trump, hysterical gag sketches, celebrity caricatures, oil paintings done for his family, and more.

The book includes commentary by Hugh Hefner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, Terry Gilliam, William Stout, and Jerry Garcia, who describe the impact that Elder's work had on satire and comic at in the second half of 20th century America. Elder himself comments on individual pieces, and Daniel Clowes, the author of Ghost World, supplies the introduction.

About the Author:

Will Elder was born in the Bronx, NY in 1921. He currently lives in Monroe Township, NJ with his wife of 50 years, Jean. He has two children, Nancy and Martin, and two grandchildren, Lara and Jesse.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Helena's oldest and most charming used bookstore.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

VISA/MC accepted through ABE, money orders and personal checks (upon clearance).Delivery confirmation is provided for books costing over $50.00 (US only)if book is shipped priority.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order