Jack Davis (born December 2, 1924) is an American cartoonist and illustrator. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes For the vector -based drawing program by Adobe Systems, see Adobe Illustrator. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is a prize given for creative achievement in American Comic books It is named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. He also received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest organization of professional Cartoonists It presents the Reuben Awards.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Davis drew for his high school paper and then spent three years in the Navy, where he contributed to the daily Navy News. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Navy News is the official Newspaper of the Royal Navy. It was first published in 1954. Attending the University of Georgia on the GI Bill, he did drawings for the campus newspaper and helped launch an off-campus humor publication, Bullsheet, which he described as "not political or anything but just something with risque jokes and cartoons. The University of Georgia ( UGA) is a public research University located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the The GI Bill (officially titled Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 PL346 58 Statutes at Large 284 provided for college or vocational education for returning " He worked one summer inking Ed Dodd's Mark Trail comic strip, a strip which he later parodied in Mad as "Mark Trade. Edward Benton Dodd ( November 7, 1902 - May 27, 1991) was a 20th century American Cartoonist known for his Mark Trail is a daily Newspaper Comic strip created by the American Cartoonist Ed Dodd. A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist Mad is a monthly American Humor Magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952 "
Attending the Art Students League of New York, he found work with the Herald Tribune Syndicate as an inker on Leslie Charteris's The Saint comic strip, drawn by Mike Roy in 1949-50. The Art Students League of New York is an Art school located on West 57th Street in New York City. Leslie Charteris ( May 12, 1907, Singapore &ndash April 15, 1993) born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a half- Chinese Overview Simon Templar is known as the Saint because of his initials (ST and also because of his heroic exploits that fly in the face of an otherwise nefarious reputation His own humor strip, Beauregard, with gags in a Civil War setting, was carried briefly by the McClure Syndicate. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South After rejections from several comic book publishers, he began freelancing for William Gaines' EC Comics in 1950, contributing to Tales from the Crypt, Two-Fisted Tales and The Vault of Horror. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative William Maxwell Gaines ( March 1, 1922 &ndash June 3, 1992) (more frequently referred to as Bill Gaines) was the publisher and co-editor Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American Publisher of Comic books specializing in Crime fiction, Two-Fisted Tales was a bi-monthly anthology war comic published by EC Comics in the early 1950s In the late 1950s, he drew Western stories for Atlas Comics. Atlas Comics may refer to Atlas Comics (1950s, one of the two comic publishing companies that would be the forerunner of Marvel Comics His 1963 work on the Rawhide Kid (#33-35) was his last for non-humor comic books. For the unrelated 1928 Universal Pictures movie Western The Rawhide Kid, starring Hoot Gibson, see The Rawhide Kid (film --
His style of wild, free-flowing brushwork and wacky characters made him a perfect choice when Harvey Kurtzman launched Mad as a zany, satirical EC comic book in 1952. Harvey Kurtzman ( October 3, 1924, Brooklyn New York – February 21, 1993) was a U Davis contributed to other Kurtzman magazines - Trump, Humbug and Help! - eventually expanding into illustrations for record jackets, movie posters, books and magazines, including Time and TV Guide. Trump was a glossy Magazine of Satire and humor mostly in the forms of comic-strip features and short stories Humbug was a humor magazine edited by Harvey Kurtzman with satirical jabs at movies television advertising and various artifacts of popular culture from cereal Help! (1960-1965 was a magazine published by James Warren. It was Harvey Kurtzman 's longest-running Magazine project after leaving Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and TV Guide is the name of a North American weekly magazine about television programming In 1961, he wrote, drew and edited his own comic book, Yak Yak, for Dell Comics. Dell Comics was the Comic book publishing arm of Dell Publishing, which got its start in Pulp magazines. In 1965 he illustrated Meet The North American Indians by Elizabeth Payne, published by Random House as part of their children's Step Up Books line. (ISBN 0-394-80060-5)
His publishing and advertising client list includes America Online, Arista Records, AT&T, BellSouth, Capital Cities/ABC, Ciba-Geigy, Columbia Records, DreamWorks, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Ford, Golf Digest, Indianapolis Speedway, Kraft, MCI, Mennen, Michelob, NBC, Nestlé, Newsweek, Paramount Pictures, Parker Brothers, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Purina, Reader's Digest, Spalding, Sports Illustrated, Topps, Toyota, U.S. Postal Service, USA Networks, The Varsity drive-in in Atlanta, Georgia, Warner Books and Warner Bros.
Davis' artwork for the comedy Western Viva Max! (1969) formed the centerpiece of that film's promotional campaign. Arista Records (ˈɛərɪstə is an American Record label. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and operates under the Before proposing a merge request please see Talk and see if the merger you propose has recently been made and BellSouth Corporation is an American Telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta Georgia. Capital Cities redirects here For the article about the seat of a government see Capital. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Novartis International AG is a multinational Pharmaceutical company based in Basel Switzerland that manufactures drugs such as Clozapine Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company DreamWorks LLC, also known as DreamWorks Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, or DreamWorks Studios, is a major American Film studio Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following Golf Digest is a monthly Golf Magazine published by Condé Nast Publications in the United States. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway Indiana (an Enclave of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Mennen is now a brand of the Colgate-Palmolive Company Its most notable product Mennen Speed Stick, with its fougere Perfume and green wide stick was Michelob is the trade name of a family of beers produced by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Nestlé is a multinational packaged food company founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Parker Brothers is a Toy and Game Manufacturer and Brand. Over nearly 115 years the company published more than 1800 games among their Pepsi-Cola is a carbonated beverage that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. Procter & Gamble Co ( P&G,) is a Fortune 500, American global corporation based in Cincinnati Ohio, that manufactures a wide Nestlé Purina PetCare is the Pet food division of Swiss based Nestlé, following a merger in December 12 2001 between the Nestlé's Friskies Reader's Digest is a monthly general-interest family Magazine co-founded in 1922 by Lila Bell Wallace and DeWitt Wallace. Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. For the meat company see Topps Meat Company. The Topps Company Inc (pronounced) is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and is currently the world's largest Automaker. USA Network (commonly referred to as USA) is an American Cable television channel with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005 The Varsity is a Restaurant chain, Iconic in the modern culture of Atlanta, Georgia. Hachette Book Group USA (HBG is a Publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Viva Max! is a 1969 comedy Film directed by Jerry Paris. The film was written by Elliott Baker and based on a 1966 novel He did the same for the film Kelly's Heroes in 1970. Kelly's Heroes is an offbeat 1970 War film about a group of enterprising World War II soldiers who set out to rob a bank behind enemy lines For Raid insecticide Davis created the animated bug that screamed "Raid?!" He also created the cartoon bee which (in decal form) appears on the flanks of all the buses in the Bee Line running from Westchester to New York City. A decal (ˈdiːkæl ˈdiːkəl or transfer is a Plastic, Cloth Paper or ceramic substrate that has printed on it a Pattern Westchester County is a primarily Suburban county located in the U A Westchester resident at the time, Davis lived directly adjacent to one of the Bee Line's bus routes, and he mentioned in an interview how gratifying it was to see his own artwork drive past his window several times every day.
Like fellow MAD alumnus Paul Coker, Jr., Davis also contributed to Rankin-Bass productions; his character design is featured in Mad Monster Party, The Coneheads and the cartoon series The Jackson 5ive. Rankin/Bass Productions Inc (formerly Videocraft International Ltd Mad Monster Party? is an animated movie that was released in 1967 by Embassy Pictures for Rankin/Bass Productions Inc The Coneheads was originally a sketch on Saturday Night Live which originated on the January 15 1977 episode and starred Dan Aykroyd The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music Family
Because Davis could do cartoon illustrations in a matter of minutes, he was sometimes called upon to save ad campaigns which had gone awry. This combination of speed and top clients at one time made Davis the highest paid illustrator in the world. Davis said many of his assignments came from art directors who had grown up reading Mad.
In a curious bit of synchronicity, when Mad moved to 1700 Broadway, the magazine's fifth-floor production department was next to a wall that had previously been the location, only three feet away, of an immense Davis cartoon for a bank, an advertisement that towered six stories over 53rd Street. Synchronicity is the Experience of two or more events which are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner
A finalist for inclusion in the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990, 1991 and 1992, he received the National Cartoonist Society Advertising Award for 1980 and their Reuben Award for 2000. The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest organization of professional Cartoonists It presents the Reuben Awards. The National Cartoonists Society is the world's largest organization of professional Cartoonists It presents the Reuben Awards. In June 2002, Davis had a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Society of Illustrators in New York. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2005.
In 1989, Davis was commissioned by the United States Postal Service to design the 25-cent Letter Carriers stamp. There was some concern that the cartoon would offend some letter carriers as being too informal and not respectful of their position. However, the President of the Letter Carriers Union gave his blessing, and the stamp was well received. Although postal policy does not allow artists to portray living persons on stamps, one of the carriers in the stamp is an unmistakable self-portrait of Davis.