"Chicken Fat" art? Ja, Boss!
May 19, 2008 11:28 AM Subscribe
Wolf William Eisenberg died this past Thursday, May 14
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit (17 comments total)
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. Comics fans may know him better as Will Elder
, one of the original MAD artists who, along with Wally Wood and Jack Davis, et al, worked with Harvey Kurtzman to make "furshlugginer" and "potrezebie" household words in the 1950s. No one could pack a cartoon panel with more gags than Elder, the exemplar of the "chicken fat" school of art.
"The term just came out of what we both [Kurtzman and Elder] knew were the parts of the strip that gave it more flavor but did very little to advance the storyline. That's what Chicken Fat does... it advances the flavor of the soup and, as we all know now, too much chicken fat will kill you!"
Elder is likely better known to millions of PLAYBOY
readers as the co-creator, with Kurtzman again, of Little Annie Fanny