MADly rejected – He who must not be drawn

There’s been a lot of hubbub recently because Yale University Press is releasing  a book called “The Cartoons That Shook The World” and chose not to reprint the infamous Mohammed cartoon. All of which reminded me…

A couple of years ago the MAD editors send out a possible subject list for the annual “MAD 20″* to their writers. One of the subjects was the Mohammed cartoon…but they did not want any drawings of Mohammed to be part of the piece. I wrote up an idea based on the old matchbook advertisement “Can You Draw The Pirate?” which had a drawing of a pirate that you were supposed to copy. This would have been “Can You Draw Mohammed?”…and the rest of the matchbook would be blank.

It didn’t fly.

* The 20 dumbest people or events of the year

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4 Responses to “MADly rejected – He who must not be drawn”

  1. James Anderson Says:

    Your matchbook idea was inspired! Now I’m sad that I’ll never see it. Even though I would have never seen it anyway. Since it would be blank.

  2. KOVALESKI Says:

    It had brilliance in its non-existence.

  3. Dorian Says:

    I agree! Utter brilliance! Too bad these things make people too nervous.

  4. KOVALESKI Says:

    Yep, it is too bad.

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