Will Elder
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Will Elder | 1921-2008

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Will Elder was one of a group of artists and illustrators assembled for the launch of Mad magazine in 1952. (Fantagraphics Books)
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Will Elder from “Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art.” (Fantagraphics Books)
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Family photo of Will Elder, one of the original Mad magazine cartoonist-illustrators. (Family photo)
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Will Elder on his wedding day. (Fantagraphics Books)
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Will Elder, right, with the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia in the 1990s. (Fantagraphics Books)
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Cover of Mad magazine by Will Elder and Harvey Kurtzman. (Will Elder Harvey Kurtzman / Mad Magazine)
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Cover of Mad magazine by Will Elder and Harvey Kurtzman. (Will Elder Harvey Kurtzman / Mad Magazine)
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Banned in Boston: the last panel of Will Elder’s interpretation of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” from the first issue of Panic magazine. (Courtesy Will Elder / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
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Find the ‘50s celebrity in the Will Elder drawing from Mad’s July 1955 issue, the first issue Mad published in magazine format. (Courtesy Will Elder / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
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Will Elder hot weather cartoon. (Courtesy Will Elder / Mad Magazine)
Will Elder, Al Jaffee
Al Jaffee and Will Elder as teens in the Bronx (Courtesy Will Elder / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
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