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John Pound MAD magazine art

These pencils, color roughs, and gray tone roughs were created by John Pound prior to doing the final art for various MAD magazine assignments (The final art is not available). These are one of a kind, subject to availability, and signed by the artist. Others not shown here are also available.

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 STAGES OF ART:

1. rough pencil (loose)

2. final pencil (tight)

3. color or gray tone rough (acrylics on copy of final pencil)

4. final art

Issue #294 back cover:
AN AD THEY'LL NEVER SHOW
(JOE CAMEL gets x-rays)

final pencil

pencil on 14" x 17" tracing paper

(has creases where folded, and 1" rip on left edge, about an inch above center crease)

700.
Issue #299 pages 36-37:
WORLD COMMUNISM CLOSE-OUT SALE
final pencil

pencil on 17" x 14" tracing paper

(paper is yellower along bottom two inches. Lower right edge is missing about 1/8" in sections, from ripping tracing paper from pad)

(temporarily unavailable --
art on exhibition)
graytone rough

acrylic on 17" x 11" copy of pencil art

(splash panel of Gorby, crowd of next panel, and weightlifter panel and text are on another copy that was cut and taped down to main copy. There is also a crease down center of paper.)

(temporarily unavailable --
art on exhibition)
Issue #302 back cover:
A SEE AND SAY FOR MODERN KIDS
color rough

acrylic on 8.5" x11" paper (a copy of pencil art)

Paper is slightly wavy due to paint application.
It is more noticeable in white margins than in art.

300.
Issue #307 back cover:
A FAIRY TALE SCENE WE'D LIKE TO SEE (HANSEL AND GRETEL)
final pencil #1


pencil on 9" x 12" tracing paper

(a tiny bit of white acrylic is on back of paper, in upper right of last panel)

250.
final pencil #2
(revised witch)

pencil on paper, taped to 8.5" x 11" copy of pencil art #1

(very loose pencil, with lots of acrylic white touch-ups around panel borders. First balloon in last panel was cut and repositioned.)

150.
color rough
(done from pencil #1)
 
acrylic on 8.5" x 11" copy of pencil art #1

(paper is slightly wavy)

(Sold)

Others are also available.

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