|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1927|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1981|
Los Angeles County
Wallace Allen Wood was an American comic book writer, artist and independent publisher, best known for his work in EC Comics and MAD. He was one of MAD's founding cartoonists in 1952. Although much of his early professional artwork is signed Wallace Wood, he became known as Wally Wood, a name he claimed to dislike. Within the comics community he was also known as Woody, a name he sometimes used as a signature.
In addition to Wood's hundreds of comic book pages, he illustrated for books and magazines while also working in a variety of other areas — advertising; packaging and product illustrations; gag cartoons; record album covers; posters; syndicated comic strips; and trading cards, including work on Topps' landmark Mars Attacks set.
EC publisher William Gaines once stated, "Wally may have been our most troubled artist... I'm not suggesting any connection, but he may have been our most brilliant".
He was the inaugural inductee into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1989, and was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1992.
Created by: White Light
Record added: Apr 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88210823
Added: Apr. 10, 2015
When I was a kid I couldn't wait for the next EC comic book to hit the drugstore magazine rack and loved Wood's drawings and I remember one of his combat drawings showed an empty 1911-A1 with the slide locked back and thought what realism and I was so imp...(Read more)|
Tom "Homer" W.
Added: May. 28, 2014
Anita Bennich Penn
Added: Feb. 6, 2013
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