Bob Clarke, Early Artist For MAD Magazine, Passes

Robert_J_Bob_Clarke Delaware Online reports on the passing of Bob Clarke of Seaford, one of MAD Magazine's earliest artists, working there in the fifties and sixties. He died on Sunday from complications related to pneumonia, at the age of 87.

His best-known work there was his "Believe It or NUTS!" regular… as well as being and artist for Ripley's Believe It or Not! syndicated articles that he then parodied.

He also drew Spy Vs Spy, the JFK election celebrating Alfred E. Neuman cover and the metatextual "Comic Strip Cursing Symbols" (below)

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