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“Will Elder, a legendary illustrator and co-founder of Mad magazine, has died. He was 86. An influence on subversive comic artists like R. Crumb and Daniel Clowes, Elder “could render anything he could see with the precision of a photograph,” writes David Hajdu in his new book The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, “yet he had no inclination to waste his time on anything other than his overriding interest, pranksterism.” Inducted into the Comic Book Hall Of Fame in 2003, Elder also worked for E.C. Comics and Playboy, who published his Little Annie Fanny comics for more than 25 years.” -The AVClub

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