In a 2000 interview with The Times, Drucker said that he’d drawn “almost everyone in Hollywood.” In a 2012 book about his work, he compared his illustration methods to the filmmaking process, saying, “I become the ‘camera’ and look for angles, lighting, close-ups, wide angles, long shots — just as a director does to tell the story in the most visually interesting way he can.”
Drucker was just as prolific outside the pages of the humor magazine. He illustrated coloring books (for both children and adults), came up with the movie poster for George Lucas’ American Graffiti and even caricatured the metal outfit Anthrax on the back cover of its 1988 album, State of Euphoria. He worked regularly as a political cartoonist as well, whether it was his myriad covers for Time (some of which hang in the National Portrait Gallery) or projects like The JFK Coloring Book or the syndicated newspaper comic he worked on with Jerry Dumas and John Reiner, Benchley, about a fictional assistant to Ronald Reagan.
But there was arguably no better testament to the extent of Drucker’s influence, as well as the respect he garnered even among those he parodied, than when Michael J. Fox appeared on The Tonight Show in 1985 — at the height of his popularity — and said he knew he’d made it “when Mort Drucker drew my head.”