JACK DAVIS Passes Away at 91

Georgia Bulldogs art by Jack Davis
Georgia Bulldogs art by Jack Davis
Credit: Jack Davis
Credit: Jack Davis

Cartoonist Jack Davis, best known for his work on Mad Magazine and the art he created for the University of Georgia, has passed away at the age of 91, according to WGAU Fox Radio.

Davis began cartooning at his high school newspaper before joining the U.S> Navy, and later drew for UGA's schol paper and the Atlanta Journal as well. He broke into comic books drawing for EC Comics' various horror titles, and rose to prominence as a founding cartoonist for Mad Magazine. His Bulldawg illustrations, created throughout his career, are still ubiquitous among fans of the college football team.

His other works included commercial art such as the cartoon bee seen on New York's Bee Line buses, as well as for Coca-Cola and other prominent brands. Davis was an inductee of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

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