Today in Comics History: Jack Davis

Today in 1924, John Burton Davis was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As Jack Davis, he grew up to draw for EC Comics’ MAD Magazine, as well as their early 1950s line of comic books that included Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror and Two-Fisted Tales. Stints at Warren Publications’ Creepy and Eerie magazines followed in the 1970s. He also became a high-profile illustrator in advertising after his work was featured on the cover of Time magazine. He has been recognized by the National Cartoonist Society, the Society of Illustrators, the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame for his immensely influential career. (Sources: Toonopedia, Lambiek, Reuben Awards, American Art Archives,, Monster Kid Online Magazine, Crazy Campsongs, and Wikipedia)


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