Good Sunday Morning! I Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy! Just wanted to add my voice in wishing a very Happy 91st Birthday to Cartoonist/Caricaturist legend Mort Drucker, born March 22, 1929. As I'm sure everyone knows Mort Drucker "is most famous as one of Mad Magazine's "usual gang of idiots." He mostly illustrated their film and TV parodies, which allowed him to show off his immense talent for caricaturing, he is one of the magazine's oldest contributors, having joined the staff in 1956 and drawing his last comic for them in 2011. With a career spanning 60 years, he drew over 500 titles and that's just for Mad. During the 1950s and 1960s Drucker also drew war comics for DC and celebrity comics based on Bob Hope and Martin & Lewis. In the 1980s he was co-creator of Jerry Dumas' political newspaper comic 'Benchley'." -lambiek
In a 1985 Tonight Show appearance, when Johnny Carson asked Michael J. Fox, "When did you really know you'd made it in show business?" Fox replied, "When Mort Drucker drew my head."-wikipedia
I was honored to be able to include this portrait of Mort, taken in his studio out on Long Island NY, for "The Artist Within" Have look around.
If you enjoy seeing portraits of artists in their studios, have a look here:
and you can purchase your very own copies of both books here: https://www.sideshow.com/manufa…/sampsel-preston-photography
all art on this post ©Mort Drucker