Archive for the ‘MAD Magazine’ Category

Fotographical Friday: A cartoonist’s ornaments.

December 29, 2017

Left to right: now-defunct International Museum of Cartoon Art, Wrong Trousers, Alfred E. Neuman, Santa by Thomas Nast…I think.


Random-MAD-Magazine-party-photos Week.

December 21, 2017

Me and the late, great Ray Alma.

Random-MAD-Magazine-party-photos Week.

December 20, 2017

Me and the talent-laden Rich Powell.

Random-MAD-Magazine-party-photos Week

December 19, 2017

Me and the legendary Angelo Torres.

Fotographical Friday: Still #1.

December 15, 2017

Shocking image, ain’t it. No more shocking than that MAD Magazine is moving from NYC – its home since its inception 65 years ago – to Burbank. On Monday night editors, staff and contributors, both past and present, gathered at send-off party…and I got as many of them to sign this infamous image as I could. As a kid reading MAD I dreamt of being one of “the usual gang of idiots.” Many thanks to my first editor, Jon Bresman, for the encouragement and guidance to make that happen, and to my second editor, Ryan Flanders, for keeping that dream alive and becoming a dear friend in the process.

Fotographical Friday: San Diego Comic Con 2009. 

September 1, 2017

Tom Richmond (MAD) draws while I look on in goof-faced awe. 

Newest Shishka Bob in the newest issue of MAD. 

January 4, 2017

Fotographical Friday: Dead president. 

December 9, 2016

A few years ago the National Cartoonists Society had its annual shindig in Washington DC. Then NCS president and MAD artist Tom Richmond (not dead) was cajoled by his wife, “the lovely Anna”*, to do presidential portraits for table centerpieces. (It wasn’t as if Tom didn’t already have enough to do but, as has been stated, Anna is “lovely.”) I was able to snag this drawing of everyone’s fav 13th prez, Millard Fillmore (actually dead), but I did ask first. 
*as Tom refers to his wife. 

Fotographical Friday: Alfred E. Neuman mask. 

November 25, 2016

A few years ago my family was in NYC, and I spent most of the time visiting favorite people and haunts accompanied by my stroller-bound, two-year-old. 

One place we went was the MAD Magazine offices, where Art Director Sam Viviano gave my kid this mask. This was also the time that my kid got the entire editorial staff* to sit on the floor to play a rousing game of “roll the ball.”

* there were only three in the office that day. 

What, me vote?

November 8, 2016