Mort Drucker, a longtime contributor to Mad magazine, known for his caricature of actors, politicians and other celebrities, died on Thursday at home in Woodbury, New York, He was 91. His death was confirmed by his daughter Laurie Bachner.
Mr. Drucker who specialized in illustrating Mad’s movie and television satires inspired several generations of the cartoonist . To me, he’s the guy, the caricaturist Drew Friedman said, I used to imitate his work in Mad when I was a kid . I wanted to be Mort Drucker; I even loved his name.
Mr. Drucker’s facilities were best expressed in multi- caricature crowd scene. His parody of 1986 Woody Allen films, ” Hannah and her sisters ” open with a panel depicting a Thanksgiving dinner that, in addition to most of the movies ensemble cast, including caricatures of Mr. Allen’s first wife, Louise Lasser, the critics of the film Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, Mayor Ed Koch of new york, and Mad’ s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. His drawing for the 1970s magazine cover.
Some of Mr. Drucker’s most inventive works were double satire. The 1963 Mad Pieve ” Eastside story ” written by Frank Jacobs, is a parody of ” west side story ” as players out by prominent international figures. Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, and Charles de. Gaulle is among the many world’s leaders drawn cavorting against photographed backdrops of New York City streets ” it’s a blunderfil life, written by stan hart and published in1996, updated ” it’s a wonderful life ” star aa Bill Clinton’s guardian angel.
From the early 1960s on, nearly a movie parody, and before Mr. Ducker retired he had illustrated 238, more than half of them. The last one , ” the chronic – ills of Yawnia: prince Thespian ” appeared in 2008. In 2015, Mr. Drucker was the first winner of the “national societies of cartoonists” Medal on Honor for lifetime achievement. In 2017 he was inducted into the society of IIIustratora Hall of the frame.