Those likenesses are amazing. Always liked the way things like footwear were treated so uncompromisingly. Up there with Al Jaffee and Don Martin as a cartoonist from Mad Magazine whose work I'd marvel at.
9 April 2020 | by Lauren Steussy and Michael Kaplan | New York Post
Mort Drucker, the renowned caricature artist behind many movie posters and the satiric illustrations of cult comedy staple Mad magazine, has died. He was 91.
Drucker is survived by his wife, Barbara Hellerman, daughters Laurie Bachner and Melanie Amsterdam, and three grandchildren. His longtime friend John Reiner confirmed his death to the New York Times.
Drucker, who was born in Brooklyn and got his start with Mad in 1956, was behind countless magazine illustrations, album covers, movie posters (including George Lucas’ first movie, “American Graffiti”), children’s books, adult coloring books and advertisements.
If you were a teenager growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s heyday of Mad magazine, Drucker’s parodies were a lifeline to a forbidden world.
Starting in the ’60s, every issue of Mad contained comic-paneled parodies of current movies in theaters. By the end of his career in 2008, Drucker had illustrated more than half of the parodies.
Fan favorites include 1963’s “East Side Story,” a spoof of “West Side Story,” and a 1986 gag of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters.”