Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Will Elder's Fatty Chicken

Our friend Gary Vandenbergh is creating a documentary on famed MAD magazine artist Will Elder entitled "Chicken Fat" after all the millions of little visual gags Elder would cram into each comic panel. Will was one of the original contributors to MAD magazine and was a huge inspiration and innovator of the magazines outrageous humor. Gary has put together an impressive list of interviews of people who worked with Will or were influenced by him including:
William M. Gaines, Al Jaffee, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Arnold Roth, Drew Friedman, Andy Kindler and many, many more.
Gary was even gracious enough to ask me and Robert to be a part of this wonderful tribute to an amazing artist. Take a look at this promo to see some of the wonderful people paying respects to Will. I don't know how the last guy on the promo got on there but whatever. Sheesh.
Looking forward to the final film Gary.