Monday, June 25, 2012

Cannot Overuse the Word

I'm aware that some people's pet peeve is the overuse of the word 'genius' and other such. But I do not use that word lightly when I refer to the EC gang. The whole motley crew was pure genius at what they were capable of. And Bill Gaines was genius for recognizing and fostering their genius, both at EC proper and later Mad magazine.

This piece by Wally Wood, which I don't think was for EC in any way, is genius for its organized complexity—seemingly effortless in its execution. Zoom in on the figures and see how fully realized they are! I cannot overuse the word when it comes to EC guys—they were geniuses!

Wally Wood — Fully Computerized

4 comments:

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

These are the kind of computer mechanics that would make Jack Kirby jealous!

Jeff Overturf said...

I'm never drawing again.

Yves Ker Ambrun said...

Masterly. Wonderful!

geofbrit59 said...

I believe this is from Mad #24 the issue Mad became a magazine.