Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died.
He died Wednesday morning, according to his son-in-law, Chris Lloyd. He died in St. Simons, Georgia, of natural causes. He was 91.
As a struggling young artist in New York, Davis was "about ready to give up, go home to Georgia and be either a forest ranger or a farmer," he recalled in an interview a few years ago. Then, in 1950, he scored the first of many sales of his artwork to EC Comics, which published a line of horror titles including "Tales from the Crypt."