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    Norman Mingo - Original Cover Art for Fighting Mad (Warner, 1981). The Alfred E. Neuman face had been around for several decades before Norman Mingo was commissioned by Al Feldstein, in 1956, to render it as a fully-realized, three-dimensional character. As a result Alfred E. Neuman has been associated with and appeared on every cover of Mad Magazine since. Mingo's Alfred is still clearly the standard. This is a great example of Mingo's ability to transform Alfred into any number of characters or personalities. His use of watercolor was very confident and tight, which is a great testiment to his skill, as watercolor is considered by many to be the most difficult medium to use. This piece is in nice shape with minor corner wear, peripheral staining and tape along the top edge where a cover sheet was once attached. This piece measures approximately 13" x 20".

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    July, 2003
    15th-20th Tuesday-Sunday
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