In all of DC’s new imprint madness, the relaunch of MAD Magazine hasn’t gotten quite as many pixels, but under new executive editor Bill Morrison it’s getting quite a revamp as well. The first new MAD issue is on stands today and it comes with a bunch of new contributors – incluing Bob Fingerman, Brian Posehn, […]
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The @latimes just revealed my second cover for Star Wars Forces of Destiny, featuring Rose & Paige! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Colors by @COLORnMATT https://t.co/d1BkNQRB5M pic.twitter.com/huS8Jee2Pa — Elsa Charretier (@e_charretier) December 20, 2017 § Nice art: Elsa Charretier drew and Matt Wilson colored this cover to IDW’s Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a story starring ROSE AND PAIGE […]
IDW continues its archiving of some of the more ephemeral passages of comcis history with Behaving Madly, an anthology of soe of the Mad iitators that sprng up in the wake of that magazines stunning debut. Edited by Ger Apeldoorn and Craig Yoe, The book includes work by Bill Elder, Jack Davis, John Severin, Joe Maneely, Ross Andru, Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Lee Elias, Basil […]
Ending a suspenseful watch that lasted a few months, the white smoke has finally risen from DC Entertainment, signaling the election of a new pope of humor: Bill Morrison will be the new executive editor of Mad Magazine when it moves westward later this year.
If you are familiar, or in the least semi-familiar, with the early history of the comic medium, images of fit men flying and punching everything in sight while wearing tights might blip through your imagination. Perhaps to your surprise, comics in the early 1900’s were diverse and meant for a broad audience. In fact, it […]
I was hooked on MAD Magazine in the Third Grade, when a classmate brought in a copy of the June 1979 issue for Show and Tell. With that monthly fix came an explosive introduction to some of the best American humorous illustration, including the masterful work of Jack Davis. But like most, I’d seen his […]
Yesterday the great Al Jaffee turned 95. He’s been contributing to Mad Magazine for a mere 61 years as the master of the “Fold-In,” a few of which are presented below. Still active and charming as ever, Mr. Jaffee is one of the few people who can genuinely be said to speak with a “stentorian” presence, and I would just sit and listen to him read the phone book.
MAD Magazine is often overlooked as one of the longest running and most successful properties that DC Entertainment publishes. Of course, the early Harvey Kurtzman edited run, and seminal work by Will Elder, John Severin, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones is justly lauded among comics history buffs, but with issue #535 coming out next week it’s also the longest continually running comics periodical in the US. If it was just puttering along with jokes about these kids today and boring TV shows, perhaps it would be allowed to stay in its pasture, but in truth it’s still putting out sharp satire with bold visuals and presenting the work of some of today’s finest cartoonists—including Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.
From Friday evening until Saturday evening, I was in an undisclosed location, part of the Commerce Department’s program of keeping random individuals as “designated survivors”. Given the billions of dollars generated by America’s pop culture complex, they feel that during Comic-Con and other large events, select journalists, bloggers, and other internet individuals should be ensconced […]