New Jack Davis Book!

February 5th, 2011 | Posted in MAD Magazine

There is going to be a new book on the career and art of Jack Davis set to be released on Aug 17th. From the publisher:

Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture is a gigantic, unparalleled career-spanning retrospective, between whose hard covers resides the greatest collection … in terms of both quantity and quality … of Jack Davis’ work ever assembled! It includes work from every stage of his long and varied career, such as: excerpts of satirical drawings from his college humor ‘zine, The Bull Sheet; examples of his comics work from EC, MAD, Humbug, Trump, and obscure work he did for other companies in the 1950s such as Dell; movie posters including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Bad News Bears, Woody Allen’s Bananas, The Party, and others; LP jacket art for such musicians and bands as Hans Conreid and the Creature Orchestra’s Monster Rally, Spike Jones and Ben Cooler; cartoons and illustrations from Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Time, TV Guide, Esquire, and many others; unpublished illustrations and drawings Davis did as self-promotional pieces, proposed comic strips that never sold (such as his Civil War epic “Beaureagard”), finished drawings for unrealized magazine projects … and even illustrations unearthed in the Davis archives that the artist himself can’t identify!

Listed as a hardcover, 192 pages with a sticker price of $49.99, you can pre-order it today through for only $28.48. Guess who just pre-ordered a copy? Me, that’s who.


  1. Tony Blythe says:

    Thanks for the tip off Tom…just pre-ordered a copy. August never sounded so good.

  2. David Lubin says:

    Thanks for the heads up…Just ordered one myself, maybe it’ll get here by my birthday in August! I had the pleasure of meeting Jack, who I think is one of the top two or three caricaturists EVER, at the Orlando ComCon in 1976, and he did a quick caricature of me which still hangs in my office.

  3. Lee Fortuna says:

    Just ordered mine too,lol! Sorry Tom, love your work & I even purchased 3 original inks from ya that hang in my office, But Mr. Jack Davis has been my favorite artist since I was 10yrs old(50 now) looking at his movie posters hangin in the NJ movie theaters just before sitting to watch them! Thanks Tom for the info. Can you find out for us Mad Bloggers if Jack is up to a book tour?

  4. Anton Emdin says:

    Thanks, Tom. I’ve been waiting for this! Can’t wait.

  5. Mufeed says:

    I ordered mine too.. 🙂

  6. Alex says:

    Good looking out, Tom…just ordered a copy. Good deal, fo sho…

  7. Kamal Dollah says:

    Thank you for the leak. Ordered mine without even thinking.


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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