ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY PENCIL TISSUE FOR “MAD MAGAZINE” PAINTING OF ALFRED E. NEUMAN. Norman Mingo.

Original Mad Magazine Drawing

ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY PENCIL TISSUE FOR “MAD MAGAZINE” PAINTING OF ALFRED E. NEUMAN.

New York: Ca. late 1960s.

Pencil on thin tracing paper, approximately 12 x 13 inches. 1 vols. Original Mad Magazine Drawing. One horizontal fold, tissue extended by the artist with pencil-receptive transparent tape over which he has drawn, a few short marginal tears without loss, not affecting image; overall fine, mounted in an archival mat. Item #11856

Norman Mingo (1896-1980) was an American artist best known for his work for Mad magazine, for which he formalized the image of Mad's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Mingo's portrait was the first time Neuman was presented in color, and Mingo produced 97 Mad covers in total.

This is a splendid pencil drawing of the magazine's gap-toothed, jug-eared, inanely grinning Alfred E. Neuman, this time with his tongue protruding. A larger than life-size image, done as a preliminary to a subsequent painting.

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