Philosophers can argue whether Mad Magazine counts as a comic. Still, Harvey Kurtzman should make the grade (and win my vote).
I assume you're referring to his early Mad issues and various one-page gags (Pot-Shot Pete, Hey Look! etc.). His war and suspense stories for EC are his best works in my opinion, but I added him to the poll nonetheless. Thanks for reminding me.
What I meant was contributors to the magazine version of Mad are more often referred to as "humorists" than comic-book artists. Mort Drucker, for example, is acclaimed more for his caricatures than for his panel design or pacing. The artists who contributed to the earlier, comic-sized version of Mad were all comic-book (EC) artists. Kurtzman was integral in launching the Mad title. Also, besides Jack Davis and Bill Elder, John Severin did a lot of work for humor comic and mags (though we probably both feel he belongs on the war comics list more than here).
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