Illustration Magazine #39 - 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.

From the publisher:

In this issue: First up we feature the pin-up art of Pete Hawley, and his work for Jantzen Swimwear in the 1950s and '60s. Our next feature concerns the work of legendary illustrator Heinrich Kley, whose brilliant line work captivated Walt Disney and influenced the style of Fantasia. Our final story profiles paperback and advertising illustrator William Ira Teason, written by his daughter. Book reviews, exhibitions, events and more round out the issue. 80 pages in full color.


Pete Hawley and the Jantzen Years by Lawrence Merrion and Arthur McArthur
Heinrich Kley: Exploring the Enigma Alexander Kunkel interviewed by Joseph V. Procopio
The Man Who Loved to Draw: William Ira Teason by Susan Ponsoldt
Book Reviews, Events and Exhibitions


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!


Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ (mild bump to lower corner, mild shelfwear, light rubbing to the covers)
From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity

Publishing Information

St. Louis
Illustration Magazine

Physical Description

11 inches
8.5 inches
80 pages

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