I got to meet and talk with Feldstein after the talk and at the opening. I brought my copy of 'Foul Play' for him to sign. 'Foul Play' is Grant Geissman's history of EC Comics, of which Feldstein was an editor, writer and artist. The book had just come out at the time of our meeting, and Feldstein hadn't received his copy yet. Feldstein eagerly thumbed through my copy, enjoying the fresh take on work he had done fifty years previous. It was gratifying to share the experience with him.
Feldstein died on April 29th at his home in Paradise Valley, Montana. He leaves behind as a legacy his hand in EC, perhaps the most revered line of comics ever created, and the fond MAD memories of the 12-year old boy in all of us.
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To learn more about Al Feldstein, the Library of Matt suggests these books:
FELDSTEIN: The Mad Life and Fantastic Life of Al Feldstein! by Grant Geissman (2013, IDW)
Child of Tomorrow and other stories by Al Feldstein (the EC Comics Library) (2013, Fantagraphics)
These and many other interesting books are available at your local library and comic book store. Visit them. They'll be happy to help you read more about it.
2005 photo of Al Feldstein from the GLyph, the website of the Great Lakes chapter of the National Cartoonists Society
Al Feldstein's Owl painting, the Angelo Torres drawing of Al behind his MAD editor desk, and Feldstein's panel of he and Bill Gaines are all from FELDSTEIN: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein! by Grant Geissman.