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Frank Freas

 (1922 - 2005)
Frank Kelly Freas was active/lived in New York, California.  Frank Freas is known for illustrator-science fiction, humor.

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Kelly Freas was a science fiction illustrator whose images included robots, aliens and exotic women. He is most associated with the shaping of the image of Alfred E. Newman "Mad" magazine" mascot. He began with "Mad" in the 1950s, and spent seven years as the main cover artist creating humorous portraits including Newman, the "freckled, front-tooth-deprived purveyor of the phrase, 'What? Me Worry?' "

Freas had a career lasting more than fifty years. His illustration work was for book covers for writers including Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. Van Vogt, Poul Anderson and Frederik Pohl. He also designed the official patch of NASA's 1973 Skylab 1 orbiting space station.

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