Bill Elder Mad Magazine #5 1953 Cover

Bill Elder Cover

Mad #5, June-July 1953, EC Comics

Elder specializes in a "stuffed" approach to a simple gag cartoon that gets larded over with every conceivable extra joke possible, and the chaos of extra pieces becomes the reason for the gag (not a bad approach if your main 'gag' isn't that good anyway, it just acts as a door to let in all the other craziness packed into the image).

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EC Comics

EC Comics

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