Mort Drucker Wiki – Mort Drucker Bio
Mort Drucker (March 22, 1929 – April 8, 2020) was an American caricaturist and comics artist best known as a contributor for over five decades in Mad, where he specialized in satires on the leading feature films and television series. died Wednesday at the age of 91, at his home in
Mort Drucker Age
He was 91 years old.
Mort Drucker Wife & Children
Mort Drucker Survivors include his wife, daughters Laurie Bachner and Melanie Amsterdam, and three grandchildren
Mort Drucker Early Life
Drucker was born in Brooklyn, New York, and some sources list his birth date on March 22, 1929, and others on March 29. Attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. There he met his future wife Barbara, whom he married shortly after graduation. The couple moved to Long Island, living in Syosset, where they raised two daughters, Laurie and Melanie; her family eventually expanded with three grandchildren.
Mort Drucker Death & Cause
Mort Drucker, a former Mad magazine contributor and cartoonist known for his portrayals of Hollywood figures and politicians, died Wednesday at the age of 91, at his home in Woodbury, New York The New York Times reports.
Mort Drucker Career
Drucker entered the comics field by assisting Bert Whitman on the newspaper comic strip Debbie Dean in 1947 when he was 18, based on a recommendation from Will Eisner. He then joined the staff of National Periodical Publications (DC Comics), where he worked as a retoucher. While at DC, Drucker also ghosted “The Mountain Boys”, Paul Webb’s regular gag panel for Esquire Magazine. Early in the 1950s, Drucker left his DC staff gig and began doing full-time freelance work for a number of comic book publishers such as Dell, Atlas and St. John’s, as well as several humor and war titles for his former employer.
n addition to illustrating the poster for the 1973 movie “American Graffiti,” he drew the parody “American Confetti” that was published in Mad magazine.
The incomparable Mort Drucker passed away last night. The World has lost a not just an extraordinary talent but a shining example of kindness, humility and humor. He was recognized for his work with the NCS Special Features Award, Reuben Award and induction into the Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/OvvbIv4liH
— National Cartoonists Society (@NatCartoonSoc) April 9, 2020