MAD magazine artist Bob Clarke passed away March 31st of pneumonia, according to various sources. He was 87.

Bob Clarke was well-known for his work with MAD magazine. A popular MAD magazine feature he worked on was the “Believe it or Nuts” Ripley comic parody. (Clarke also illustrated the original “Ripley's Believe it or Not!” comic strip for some time in the early 1940s.) In his lifetime, Bob Clarke also illustrated many different MAD paperbacks, including “MADvertising” and “The MAD Worry Book.”


January 25, 1926 – March 31, 2013

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