Wednesday, October 29, 2014

'Mad Magazine' artist Wally Wood's wife refuses to hand over original artwork: court papers

Tatjana Wood allegedly has around 200 pages of work by the legendary artist, who also worked on Marvel's 'Daredevil' series. Each page is worth up to $35,000, according to J. David Spurlock.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:05 AM
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Wally Wood's career saw him work on countless series, including 'Daredevil' #5-11.WALLACE "WALLY" WOOD VIA FACEBOOKWally Wood's career saw him work on countless series, including 'Daredevil' #5-11.
He has a lot to be "Mad" about.
The appointed guardian of legendary comic artist Wally Wood's estate says the scribbler's former wife refuses to hand over around 200 rare pages of original artwork.
The art by Wood, a founding artist of "Mad Magazine" who was also known for a classic run on the "Daredevil" series, is worth up to $35,000 per page, according to documents.
J. David Spurlock, who runs Wood's estate, charges in papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court that Marvel Comics mistakenly delivered the art to Wood's wife, Tatjana Wood, around 2005.
Now, Tatjana refuses to hand over the art, the papers charge.
Spurlock writes in papers that he learned of the pages while researching a biography on Wood titled "Wally's World."
The long-troubled artist, who died in 1981 at the age of 54, left his money to Tatjana, but bequeathed all royalty rights from his artwork to a friend.
That friend, John Robinson, then signed over the royalties to Spurlock in 2012, according to documents.

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