Comic illustrator Kelly Freas, Jan. 2

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Kelly Freas, the artist who helped create the Mad Magazine mascot and sometimes presidential candidate Alfred E. Newman, is dead at age 82. He died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005. "He always wanted to be a science fiction illustrator, and the life of a science... AP/ Courtesy of the Freas family