Mad Magazine Artist Al Jaffee Turns 100 Years Old Today!

Al Jaffee, one of Mad magazine’s longtime “Usual Gang of Idiots,” is turning 100 years old today! To mark the occasion, the humor publication is announcing that its “Mad Predicts the Future” edition, on sale next month, will salute its eldest statesman. The issue’s center-spread article, titled, “Amazing All-Seeing Al Jaffee’s MAD E.S.P.,” will noteContinue reading “Mad Magazine Artist Al Jaffee Turns 100 Years Old Today!”

Al Jaffee, The Longest Working Cartoonist Ever, Retires at 99

Mad artist Al Jaffee, who was known for his “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” and Mad fold-in, retired this week at the age of 99. He is the longest working cartoonist in history. Jaffee began working in comics at Timely and Atlas in the early 1940s, then moved on to Mad in 1955. Nearly 10Continue reading “Al Jaffee, The Longest Working Cartoonist Ever, Retires at 99”

Mad Magazine Celebrates Halloween Season With October Horror Issue

Mad, the classic humor magazine, which relaunched earlier this year under the auspices of new editor (and Simpsons and Futurama alumni) Bill Morrison, is celebrating the season with its next issue, promising “Haunted Humor” behind a cover inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror movie The Shining. In addition to Gary Pullin’s creepy Alfred E. NewmanContinue reading “Mad Magazine Celebrates Halloween Season With October Horror Issue”

Mondo To Release Mad Magazine Print By Jason Edmiston On April 17

MAD Magazine is relaunching with Issue #1 this week, and to celebrate Mondo has partnered with the MAD team to release a silkscreen poster of the new cover, featuring iconic cover boy Alfred E. Neuman, by the mighty Jason Edmiston! This poster will be available online at a random time tomorrow (4/17) at mondotees.com, the same day the magazineContinue reading “Mondo To Release Mad Magazine Print By Jason Edmiston On April 17”

Mad Magazine’s New Look Revealed at WonderCon 2018

Fans in attendance at WonderCon 2018 in Anaheim, California got a tease of what the revamped Mad Magazine will look like. After 66 years as a comedy institution, MAD Magazine is undergoing substantial change. The magazine will reboot to issue #1 after issue #549. 30 year editor John Ficarra retired and the magazine will nowContinue reading “Mad Magazine’s New Look Revealed at WonderCon 2018”

MAD Magazine Will Reboot In April

MAD Magazine will be rebooted with a new #1 and a new look when it moves to California later this year, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio revealed on his Facebook page. MAD Magazine #550, on sale now, will mark the final issue of the current volume of the magazine, which launched at EC Comics in 1952Continue reading “MAD Magazine Will Reboot In April”

DC Comics Unveils April’s MAD Magazine Themed New 52 Variant Covers

Next month several DC Comics titles will get a visit from Alfred E. Neuman. To celebrate April Fools’ Day the publisher is issuing a series of MAD magazine-themed variant covers for 21 of its titles, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Justice League, The Flash and Teen Titans. This is the second year DCContinue reading “DC Comics Unveils April’s MAD Magazine Themed New 52 Variant Covers”

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, Documentary About Mad Magazine’s Founding Editor

“The Art of Harvey Kurtzman” is a short documentary about the work of the late Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine. The documentary describes Kurtzman’s creation of MAD’s famed Alfred E. Neuman mascot, and includes an interview with longtime MAD artist Al Jaffee. The film was produced by Imperium Pictures. Kurtzman’s workContinue reading “The Art of Harvey Kurtzman, Documentary About Mad Magazine’s Founding Editor”

DC Universe Variant Covers Get MAD This April

April 1st is the birthday of Alfred E. Neuman and DC Comics is commemorating that event—not to mention the 60th Anniversary of MAD—with variant covers on key titles! The issues will be illustrated by legendary MAD artists Sergio Aragonés, Al Jaffee, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond and more. The following 13 titles will have MAD variantContinue reading “DC Universe Variant Covers Get MAD This April”

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