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July 28, 2016

Rest In Peace, Jack Davis...

Jack Davis, perhaps best known for his depictions of Southeastern Conference mascots that have appeared on University of Georgia merchandise for many years, passed away yesterday at the age of 91. One of the founding editors of Mad Magazine, Davis had an immediately recognizable style and an influence that extends far beyond Georgia. 

With Davis' passing, the Bulldog Nation mourns. Rest In Peace, Jack.


Anonymous said...

I met Mr. Davis in 1998 when I was a high school baseball coach. He was painting a mural on the wall in the Bulldogs baseball locker room. I introduced myself and told him that I had been a huge fan of his work. We talked for about 20 minutes, at the end he asked me my teams mascot and colors. Two weeks later I got a package at work. He had done a drawing for me of our school mascot standing at the plate. He gave me full rights to use it. We made tshirts with the drawing. He was so kind to me. We even exchanged Christmas cards for a few years. Rest in Peace Jack.

Russ Fortson said...

RIP, Jack. I grew up enjoying his work, and it was a special day when I finally realized that the Jack Davis I enjoyed at Mad Magazine was the same artist that drew the Junkyard Dawg posters back in the late 70's/early 80's. I meant my team was even more special, to warrant the loyalty and talents of someone like Jack Davis.

Sorry I don't read your blog more often, Patrick. I always enjoy it when I do.