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It’s a tragedy…

 

From Portland-based comic artist Ben Dewey, one’s worst nightmares…

More at Tragedy Series.

[TotH to Laughing Squid]

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As we count our blessings, we might send quickly-but-beautifully-drawn birthday greetings to Sergio Aragonés; he was born on this date in 1937.  An illustrator and comic artist, Aragonés has been a frequent contributor to Mad Magazine, and has created a number of comic series (Groo the Wanderer and others), and drawn many more (including, since #50, Bart Simpson).  Aragonés has won every major comic award (including the Harvey, the Reuben, the Eisner, and the Shazam); but he is perhaps best know for his prolific output.  Al Jaffee once said, “Sergio has, quite literally, drawn more cartoons on napkins in restaurants than most cartoonists draw in their entire careers”; Mark Evanier estimated that, as of 2002, Aragonés had written and drawn more than 12,000 gag cartoons for Mad alone.   Indeed, Mad editor Al Feldstein suggested, “He could have drawn the whole magazine if we’d let him.”

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Written by LW

September 6, 2012 at 1:01 am

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