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Mort Drucker in 2000

Mortimer "Mort" Drucker (born March 22, 1929 in Brooklyn , New York City , † April 9, 2020 in Woodbury , New York ) was an American cartoonist .


Drucker was trained at Parsons The New School for Design , in 1947 he became an assistant to Bert Whitman and worked on the comic strip series Debbie Dean . He then switched to DC Comics , before setting up as a freelance illustrator in the early 1950s. In 1956 he joined MAD magazine , where he became one of the most important illustrators alongside Dave Berg , Sergio Aragonés and Don Martin . In 2006 he celebrated his 50th company anniversary. Drucker was best known for his parodies of feature films and television series . After his Star Wars parody appeared, George Lucas invited him to his Skywalker Ranch .

In addition to his work for MAD, Drucker also worked for other magazines, including Time Magazine . In the mid-1980s he drew the comic strip Benchley , which was published in daily newspapers. He also created cover drawings for musicians, including for the album State of Euphoria by the thrash metal band Anthrax .

In 1987 he was named Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year with the Reuben Award ; This puts him in line with award winners such as Matt Groening , Charles M. Schulz and Gary Larson . He was also from 1985, four times in a row with the Special Features Award of the National Cartoonists Society Award.

Drucker died on April 9, 2020 at the age of 91.



  • Mad in Hollywood: the big cinema laugh book, text by Dick de Bartolo, drawings by Jack Davis and Mort Drucker, edited by Nick Meglin. German version by Herbert Feuerstein (= Mad-Taschenbuch; No. 10) Williams, Hamburg 1976 (original title: A mad look at old movies ), ISBN 3-8071-0078-4 .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ J. Hoberman: Mort Drucker, Master of the Mad Caricature, Is Dead at 91. In: The New York Times , April 9, 2020 (English). Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  2. Article about Mad Magazine at (English)
  3. a b Information on Mort Drucker at ( Memento from March 28, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  4. ^ Time cover picture September 10, 1973
  5. ^ Time cover picture October 26, 1970
  6. Interview with John Reiner on (English)
  7. State Of Euphoria at (English)
  8. Reuben Award at (English)