"Mad's Maddest Cartoonist," known for his goofy and twisted depictions of mostly suburban life, died at age 68 on January 6 of 2000. He left Mad in 1987 after 25-30 years, in a falling-out with Gaines, and went to work for Cracked. Martin earned a fine arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I've enjoyed his work for years and salute his skill.