You are here

Basil Wolverton News Commentator

Basil Wolverton News Commentator Art Button Museum
Additional Images: 
Basil Wolverton News Commentator button back Art Button Museum
Text on Button: 
Image Description: 

Illustration of a man with an open mouth coming out of the top of his head, a long large nose and a skinny long neck on a green background with black text above and below. 

Back Style: 
The Shape: 
The Size: 
Year / Decade Made: 
Additional Information: 

This button is from the 1965 series of LEAF "Fink Buttons" illustrated by popular Mid-Century artist Basil Wolverton. Perhaps best known for his work at MAD Magazine, Basil Wolverton (July 9, 1909 – December 31, 1978) was an American cartoonist and illustrator famous for his humorously grotesque drawings. Wolverton worked in the "Golden Age" of comic books doing features like "Powerhouse Pepper" and "Spacehawk" in the 1940s. A 2009 New York Times article states that Wolverton’s drawings embodied the “sick-and-proud humor” of MAD magazine and were considered a “virtuoso exercise in bad taste, made all the weirder for being so meticulously executed."

Catalog ID: 
Share with your friends: