This past weekend, the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival held a "Jack Davis Q&A" hosted by Drew Friedman and Gary Groth. They discussed a large selection of artwork from Jack's legendary career, including movie posters, Time and TV Guide covers, and, of course, his incredible number of MAD contributions.
Here's a photo of the two esteemed members of the Usual Gang of Idiots just before their talk. (By the way, don't be fooled by the picture! The event was NOT sponsored by the "Grey Herringbone Jacket Manufacturers of America.")
Drew Friedman and Jack Davis at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Photo via CNN.com
As if there wasn’t enough proof that the journalism is dead, CNN has a huge article about Al Jaffee on their homepage today! The article explores his life, his work, and his new book! Suspiciously missing, however, is any mention of Al’s preference for Funyuns over more conventional snack foods. Why is the media so afraid to dig deeper?!?!
The story is accompanied by caricatures of several members of The Usual Gang of Idiots as illustrated by our very own Tom Richmond! (That's his drawing of Al above.) Click here to read the whole thing and see the rest of Tom's art!