New York: Ca. mid 1970s.
Pencil on heavy weight tracing paper, approximately 17 x 11 inches. 1 vols. Original Mad Magazine Drawing. Horizontal fold, else fine, mounted in an archival mat. Item #11865
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 initial portrait was the first time Neuman was presented in color, and Mingo produced 97 Mad covers in total.
In this unusual pencil drawing, Mingo shows Alfred as Frankenstein's monster, electrodes at his temples, strapped to a table surrounded by mad-scientist gadgetry, about to pull the starting lever himself. Done as a preliminary to a subsequent painting for “The Self-Made Mad”.
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