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Short History of MAD magazine.
« on: July 27, 2021, 08:57:07 PM »
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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 09:05:37 PM »
Classic. The "Onion" and then some.
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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 05:46:10 AM »
Yeah. I still have some issues of MAD from the early 60ís and later. Mort Drucker drawings was my favorite.

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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 06:26:54 AM »
Spy vs. Spy

And those silly sketches in the margins.

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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 10:47:44 AM »
The variety of posts is what I enjoy in this forum.  Thanks for that link.

 I was an avid Mad reader in my youth and was even an "EC member addict"  with a membership card to prove it, and I still have several dozen issues from the 50s.  I thought for sure I had issue 1 and the composition book issue, but the earliest I find now is issue 10, "The face on the bar room floor". I may still have an Alfred E. Neuman T shirt among my old running gear; guess I should look it up and wear it for riding since my running days are well behind me.
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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 12:08:44 PM »


I have always thought Giulio Cesare Carcano kinda looked like Alfred E Newman....

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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 12:40:31 PM »
"What? Me Worry?!?"  :laugh: :grin: :wink:

Back in the day the Dominican nuns at the Catholic schools I attended BANNED Mad magazines in any of their classrooms!! :shocked: :rolleyes: :huh:
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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 08:39:54 PM »
Ha thatís funny I just drew this for a little project - my ode to the classic -  interestingly Alfred E. Newman as an archetype character has been around for a long time.  MAD picked him up for the modern era.  Iíll have to dig around and find the history for everyone.



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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2021, 10:53:59 AM »
I thought this was interesting... :wink: :cool: :thumb:







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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2021, 02:57:32 PM »
Never cared for "comic books".  Then I discovered Mad. 
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Re: Short History of MAD magazine.
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2021, 09:32:32 PM »
Never cared for "comic books".  Then I discovered Mad.

Me, too.

And after Mad, National Lampoon.
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