Wallace Wood: Against the Grain, part 44
A very gifted guy. A master. Blindingly original. Incredibly good. Brilliant stuff. A natural. Master craftsman. This is what they thought of him. And backing up the opinions of his associates, as Wood worked through the years on sf illustration, Mad
and comics, came international acclaim and awards—three citations from the National Cartoonists Society (1957, 1959, 1965), two nominations (1959, 1960) for the Science Fiction Achievement Award (the Hugo), the Best Foreign Cartoonist Award (Angouleme, France, 1978) and more. Perhaps none of this attention surprised him. It was, of course, what he had set out to accomplish when he arrived in New York after the war.