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A feature documentary on the life & career of seminal MAD Magazine cartoonist, Will Elder; The best known, unknown artist of his time.
A feature documentary on the life & career of seminal MAD Magazine cartoonist, Will Elder; The best known, unknown artist of his time.
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Chicken Fat is a feature length documentary about the legacy of MAD Magazine's seminal artist Will Elder. It is on it's way to being completed in 2011. We already have interviewed an impressive array of artists, writers, publishers and pop-culture experts which you can see by visiting www.ChickenFat.tv . Your donations will be used to complete our production interviews with Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner; American author, screenwriter and artist, Daniel Clowes; Film Director, Joe Dante and William Stout, one of the few artists who worked with Will on Playboy's Little Annie Fanny. To date this project has been funded using a generous grant from the Laurie Foundation and my own hard-earned cash! Once these interviews are complete we hit the edit room and plan to have a completed documentary by year's end. Any donation, no matter how small, is very much appreciated!

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    DVD, Chicken Fat book and The Mad Playboy of Art - coffee table art book of Will Elder's life.

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    DVD, two books and an "I Love Chicken Fat" T-shirt.

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    All of the above and a framed 8 x 10 print of a rare Elder work of art

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    All of the above and an Elder poster.

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    All of the above and a credit in the film.

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