- Bill Peckmann has sent a number of early Jack Davis crawings our way, so let me turtn it over to Bill:
- After Jack left EC/Mad Comics in the late ’50′s, after Harvey Kurtzman’s “Trump” and “Humbug” magazine’s didn’t get the solid footing they so richly deserved and went belly up, and before Jack carved out that wonderfully successful niche for himself in the world of humorous illustration in the ’60′s, he had to really scramble for work to keep the wolf from the door. Here are some examples from that period from late 1958 to 1961. Jack would say that some of this art was done in his “fast” style.
These first four western covers were done for
Stan Lee for Atlas Comics, later to become Marvel Comics.