The New York Times Nick Meglin obituary

Mr. Meglin was born Nick Megliola in Brooklyn on July 30, 1935. His father, Anthony, was a mason, and his mother, Elizabeth (Laganigro) Megliola, was a seamstress.

Nick Meglin, William Gaines, and John Ficarra by Mort Drucker (1991)

The New York Times obituary of Nick Meglin.

Although his byline rarely appeared, Mr. Meglin refined Mad’s cover ideas, added puns and gags to stories, frequently ghostwrote Dave Berg’s cartoon feature “The Lighter Side Of … ” and checked to make sure the lyrics of the magazine’s song spoofs had the right meter.