(JTA) — Al Feldstein, the editor of Mad magazine for nearly three decades, has died.
Feldstein died Tuesday at his home in Montana. He was 88.
He became editor of Mad in 1956 and remained at the satirical publication’s helm until his retirement in 1984.
Feldstein began working as a comic book writer and artist at EC Comics in 1948 and soon became its editor, though his artwork continued to grace the covers of the comics. He introduced several new titles, mostly horror, including “Weird Science,” “Weird Fantasy” and “Tales from the Crypt.”
Following his retirement, Feldstein began painting again, focusing mostly on nature.