Jerry DeFuccio

Cartoonist, Deceased Person

1925 – 2001


Who was Jerry DeFuccio?

Jerome "Jerry" DeFuccio was an American comic book writer and editor, known primarily for his work at Mad, where he was an associate editor for 25 years. In addition to his work on that magazine, he was closely involved in many of the Mad paperbacks, editing Clods' Letters to Mad and many other reprints and spin-offs. Some of his contributions to EC Comics appeared under the pseudonym Jerry Dee.

Guests and visitors to Mad usually wound up chatting in DeFuccio's office. As noted by Mark Evanier:

Anyone who visited the Mad offices during his years there probably met and spent time with Jerry. He was the magazine's historian, researcher and unofficial greeter. He was also a devout student of comic book history who was responsible for unearthing much that is today known about vintage funnybooks. He was very nice to me when I first ventured into the halls of Mad, as he was to just about everyone.

At EC Comics during the early 1950s, DeFuccio was an assistant editor and researcher on Harvey Kurtzman's war comics, Frontline Combat and Two-Fisted Tales, research that on one day involved taking a trip underwater in a submarine.

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Jul 3, 1925
  • Italy
  • United States of America
Aug 10, 2001

on July 23, 2013


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