Sad, but no worry

Sad, but no worry: Frank Kelly Freas, an influential illustrator who produced sleek, stirring images for science fiction and fantasy books and helped shape the image of Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman, died yesterday at the age of 82.


Beginning in the 1950s, he spent seven years as the main cover artist of Mad Magazine, creating spot-on, stylishly detailed portraits and helping to make famous Alfred E. Newman (sic), the freckled, front-tooth deprived purveyor of the phrase, “What? Me Worry?”