Franklin Booth: Painter with A Pen - Limited Hardcover - From the Estate of Nick Meglin



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From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin.

One of the three out-of-print books devoted to this pen & ink master.

Very little overlap with the 1925 book 60 Drawings (or the Nostalgia Press reprint) or Franklin Booth: American Illustrator.


Nick Meglin (July 30, 1935 – June 2, 2018) spent 48 years at Mad, from 1956 through his retirement in 2004, holding the position of Editor for 20 years. Bill Gaines called Meglin “the heart of Mad” and “the soul and conscience of Mad,” and he was responsible for recruiting many of the artists and writers. 

Meglin earned a certificate from the School of Visual Arts (where he met lifelong friend and colleague Angelo Torres), He was a member of the legendary Fleagle Gang, a group that included Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, Angelo Torres and George Woodbridge. He was later an art instructor at SVA. His books include The Art of Humorous Illustration and Drawing from Within.

Each of the books from the collection of Nick Meglin include a Certificate of Authenticity from the family, stating  "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" and numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin. The icing on the cake is the COA features a portrait of Meglin by Legendary Mad artist Mort Drucker!


Franklin Booth
John Fleskes

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower tips lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine, two short closed tears to dustjacket otherwise Very Fine)
Hardcover edition with a tipped-in color plate and limited to 500 copies



Publishing Information

Santa Cruz, CA

Physical Description

11.25 inches
8.75 inches
112 pages
over 180 illustrations