Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Again....like flies

Will Elder, born, Wolf William Eisenberg was a staple of the early genius' of the EC period and then onto the ever so amazing years of MAD along side with Harvey Kurtzman, Wolverton, et al.
A consummate artist, he had the uncanny talent to be able to mimic virtually anybodies styles.
Elder was known as an inveterate prankster. As a child, he once cut out paper silhouettes of a man carrying a knife and a woman. Attaching them to a rotating record turntable, he projected their image onto the window shade, and began screaming. People on the outside of the building saw what they thought was an assailant chasing his victim around the room.
He will be missed.
September 22, 1921 – May 14, 2008

Comic Relief, an end

For a blog for and about silk screening, it seems to be turning into a fucking cemetery! Rory Root, an old boss and friend as died. He built one of the best, if not THE best comix shop in the North Americas. A true supporter of the art form. I worked for him for a short time as PR/Ad man before I left (unceremoniously) to go onto the big time movie business. It was nice to run into a picture of him wearing the T-Shirt I designed and got Kim Deitch to illustrate exclusively for Comic Relief. Berkeley won't be the same without him. Or the comix world.
way too young!