The Illustrations of Rockwell Kent: 231 Examples from Books, Magazines and Advertising Art - 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.

An excellent collection of Kent's book, magazine and advertising illustration. The most important element here is his lesser known yet equally proficient commercial work for magazines and advertisements, including a lot of material not reproduced in any other Kent book. Fridolf Johnson provides the introduction tracing Kent's development as an illustrator, captions for the illustrations, and an annotated bibliography of the works reproduced.


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!


Rockwell Kent
Fridolf Johnson

Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ (light shelfwear and rubbing to the lower front corner of the cover, interior Fine, flat, tight, clean)
From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity



Publishing Information

New York

Physical Description

11.2 inches
8.4 inches
xiv, 130 pages
231 illustrations

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