There’s a colloquialism in University of Georgia lore that honors the best of the Bulldogs. Those that ascend to greatness become known as “Damn Good Dawgs.”

Jack Davis didn’t just encapsulate the greats of his beloved Georgia through his unique artwork, he was a DGD in his own right.

The legendary cartoonist and Georgia alum passed away on July 27 on his cherished St. Simons Island after complications from a stroke. Before entering into the ethereal life, Davis spent the majority of his 91 years on Earth living and breathing all things UGA.

The man who never missed a Florida-Georgia game drew the covers for many Georgia game day programs and never once took a dime for doing so.

Here’s look at a few of his renderings from his Georgia collection.

Of course, Davis wasn’t just a figurehead of Georgia proportions. His work was revered across the spectrum from sports to satire to the spooky. After returning from World War II, Davis used his money from inking a Coca-Cola advertisement to move to New York City. In the Big Apple, a desperate Davis wandered into the offices of Al Feldstein and Bill Gaines, and the rest was magazine history with the creation of Mad Magazine.

He’d go on to create 36 Time covers and 22 more for TV Guide. It was Davis who gave the Crypt Keeper his familiar look, and generations upon generations of kids both the willies and giggles.

Davis doesn’t just hold a place in the hearts of UGA fans. The cartoonist also gave life to Captain Jack, the seafaring mascot of the College of Coastal Georgia.

It’s safe to say that the world is a less colorful place without Jack Davis in it.