A resource for collectors and fans of the world's most important (ecch!) humor publication.
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Celebrating its 63rd year in 2015.
This site has been around since August 16, 1997.

Current Issue: #531

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The Legend to a Legendary Poster!




Run out and get yourself a copy of Inside Mad so you can fold out Sergio Aragonés' amazing poster showing six decades of Madness in the Mad offices. To help you identify every person and thing he's drawn, I'm in the process of putting together a viewer with labels!

Paperbacks! -- All the ones with reprinted material
and a growing selection of the artist/writer originals...


Artist/Writer specific Mad Paperbacks!
The reprint books were only part of the pile!
Last added: More Mad Pantomimes, Mad Cheap Shots,
Sing Along With Mad, and Mad Tales from the School of Hard Yocks.


Mad Specials and Annuals!



Here are links to all 141 Mad Specials and all 31 annuals (More Trash, The Worst and Follies).
Mad Specials and annuals were reprints of past articles, sometimes with new stuff thrown in.
Each magazine's contents page has reprinted article titles linked to their regular issue sources.
Where new stuff exclusive to the magazines happen, I note the article title in red.
The UGOI (Usual Gang Of Idiots: contributing artists, writers, etc.) responsible for non-reprinted,
original material has been added to each idiot's respective list.



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A nice CNN article on Al Jaffee and other Mad guys (with a reference to this site!)




A casual visit with Mad writer Frank Jacobs.

The Don Martin Dictionary43-Man SquamishChristmas Carols
Don Martin Dictionary43-Man SquamishChristmas Carols


Added a bunch more
Bradford Smith signatures to his collection featuring 424 signatures on 195 MADs!
     


If you're really, really interested in the ongoing research I do to keep this site accurate, head on over to MadMumblings.com where I have a section going that will surely put you to sleep.



Mad's Art Director Sam Viviano
Sam Viviano
Mad's Art Director

Hey, Doug!
Thanks again for remaining such a staunch fan of the magazine.
I can't tell you how much we here at the magazine rely on your site.
By the way, extra kudos to you for updating your site with more extensive contents and back cover scans.
I sometimes wonder when you find the time!
Your buddy,
Sam

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"Who is this guy on every Mad Magazine?"
If you're new to MAD or somehow missed it growing up,
take this 20 question basic knowledge quiz and read a brief history.



MADs For Sale

Selling the surplus of my MAD collection.
Some from the 1960s - 1980s.
Lots of stuff from 1990s - 2010s.
Items can be viewed at The Mad Shoppe.

(Note: not part of Doug's madcoversite.com)




QUESTION OF THE MOMENT

A very bearded Alfred crops up on #524. On what regular issues has he appeared hairier?



Dear Doug,
About 13 years ago I bought a house and really wanted to make my office something unique. I decided to laser copy some of my favorite Mad covers and use them as wallpaper. To this day I've not grown tired of looking at them, mainly because I have no business and only use my office to walk through to get to my bar out back.
Jamie

Jamie,
Very impressive. Looks like it took a lot of work. I put all the photos you sent in a big, long strip here.
Thanks for sharing your room.
Doug

p.s. Mad's blog has taken notice of your efforts!



Hey Doug
...your site is really an important reference - not only of the many decades that Mad Magazine has been published, but also of the type of humor that was prevalent in each decade. You are in many ways an historian and have done a great job.
read other letters I treasure





Have you seen Mad artist Tom Richmond's fantastic book?
It's called The Mad Art of Caricature!
What a great resource for budding caricaturists.
It's also great for fans of the form, like me, who shake our heads in wonder about how it's done. Lots of great Mad stuff inside, too!
Get it for yourself or the artist in your family.

Order it today!


If you happened upon my site and you actually made it this far down the page, I've got news for you: You have more than a passing interest in Mad Magazine. And if you haven't had the pleasure of reading Frank Jacobs' masterpiece The Mad World of William M. Gaines, then I'm not sure what to say.

Drop everything and buy it now!


A couple more older books that are required for your collection are Dick DeBartolo's Good Days and Mad and Maria Reidelbach's Completely Mad. Both books will give you history and laughs aplenty!




Doug recommends you further your Mad education. Buy this fine MAD junk.
Click on an image to get pricing information from AMAZON.COM.


An incredibly CHEAP way to read the 23 Mad comics books!



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