This copy belonged to longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin and lifelong friend of Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel . With a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin" numbered and signed by his daughter Diane Meglin.
In this issue: The work of legendary illustrator Roy G. Krenkel; Nell Brinkley and the Brinkley Girls by Trina Robbins; James Dwyer: Fine Illustrator and Favorite Uncle by Barry Dwyer; Frank Frazetta: The Creative Moment by Dr. David Winiewicz; and the art of Albert Staehle by Sharon Damkaer, best known for his anthromorphic animal illustrations (particularly Smokey the Bear.) Book Reviews, Exhibitions and more round out the issue. Out of print.
"Although an accomplished artist himself who earned a certificate from the School of Visual Arts (where he met lifelong friend and colleague Angelo Torres), Meglin (as he would have readily admitted) was not in the same league as some of the artists he hung out with in the legendary Fleagle Gang, a group that included Frazetta, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, and future Mad contributors Angelo Torres and George Woodbridge." --The Comics Journal
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!