Great moments in medicine, by Frank Kelly Freas

Frank Kelly Freas was active in the science fiction field since 1950. In the course of his remarkable career, his endeavors have covered many areas, including Mad magazine covers from 1955 to 1962. You can find his art on record and CD albums (for instance, his cover for Queen's 'News of the World'). He has also been commissioned to create biomedical art. He is the author and illustrator of the books 'The Astounding Fifties', 'Frank Kelly Freas: The Art of Science Fiction', and 'A Separate Star'.

In 1958 one of the earliest reprint issues of Mad Magazine came out, 'More Trash from Mad' (1958). The cover, illustrated by Freas, shows Mad's mascot Alfred E. Neuman throw away all kinds of trends and media hypes of the past decade in a trash compactor. Hollywood director bought the original artwork and keeps it locked in a safe. 

In Richard Lester's film 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964) starring the Beatles, one of the actors, Victor Spinetti, can be seen reading Mad's seventh paperback 'Son of Mad' (1959), of which Kelly Freas illustrated the cover. 

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