American graphic artist and cartoonist Basil Wolverton is famous for his gross-out drawings of dopey, deranged, men and
women (one of which graced a rather famous issue of MAD magazine in
1954). Active from the 1940s to the 1970s (he died in 1978),
Wolverton's client list, such as Marvel Comics, Topps bubblegum, EC
Comics and Cracked magazine, enabled him to inspire whole generations of
warped sensibilities. Notice the exaggerations! Maybe the next artist I post should be somebody who draws something not so ugly?