Born in 1925, Feldstein grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. He found early success as an artist a World's Fair contest for children and later trained at Manhattan's High School of Music and Art and Brooklyn College.Generations of kids will always be grateful to him for ruining their minds. RIP.
He got his first job in comics as a teenager, drawing background foliage for "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle," which starred a female version of Tarzan.
"Then I got a great promotion," he told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in a 1997 interview. "I was drawing leopard spots on her groin and breasts."
Feldstein served a stint in the military at the end of World War II, painting murals and drawing cartoons for Army newspapers. After his discharge, he freelanced for various comics before landing at Entertainment Comics.
Feldstein's survivors include his wife, Michelle, stepdaughter Katrina Oppelt, her husband, and two grandsons, the funeral home said.
Designed for children but loved by many adults, Entertainment Comics' titles included Tales From the Crypt, Weird Science and Feldstein's eventual vehicle to fame, Mad.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
RIP Al Feldstein:
In Britain, it's the chicken apocalypse: The sudden fried food drought had finger-lickin’ fans in a flap. “@KFC_UKI_Help can’t believe...
There is at leat one part of Venezuela's economy that's thriving: Many patients go to the Venezuelan border town of Puerto Ordaz to ...
The regulators are still at it: Using the "altFEC" twitter account, one of several "alt" sites set up by government work...
Were they the ancestors of piano players? The brain circuits that led to two-sided tools and weapons such as hand-axes and cleavers are the ...