Features, Links and the Uncategorizable
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An incredibly CHEAP way to read the 23 Mad comics books!
|"In 1974, when I was 15, I was fortunate to spend the afternoon visiting the MAD Magazine offices on MADison Ave. Along with my 2 brothers and 2 cousins, I had been a longtime (almost obsessive) MAD lover, and fantasized about someday joining the ranks of "The Usual Gang of Idiots" as one of their contributing artists. I had also amassed a large collection of EC comics." -- Read more at Drew Friedman's blog!|
About 16 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.
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.
p.s. Mad's blog has taken notice of your efforts!
Communicate with all kinds of Mad types at
Mike from magazineart.org has a wealth of information on vintage magazine cover and advertising art from the
golden age of American illustration.
He sent me this:
"Have you looked at our section of Humor magazines lately? People need to know where MAD came from; you should put in a direct link somewhere in your discussion, say to LIFE, the Humor Magazine currently at 457 issues, for example."
Man, what a history lesson. He and his volunteers are as Mad as me, doing this stuff because they like to.
A pair of links I highly recommend:
MadTrash.com and MadMag.de.
I am Bret Rugg and run a site GlobalMAD.com. It's been up since 2000. It is a forum for the discussion of MAD - globally. I am specifically interested in how MAD blends or clashes with the various local cultures. Also has a display for covers of regular issues from all countries where MAD is published. My collection is almost complete.
Check it out and let's swap links.
||I found the Mad parody of Valley of the Dolls
and thought I'd email
Maybe you can put it on your Mad website.
|This incredibly detailed site features
Mad's "Ferris Beuller's Day Off" parody.
I have a large site about the German edition of MAD Magazine,
including lots of cover pictures, a buyers and sellers - department
and information about the issues, specials, collectibles and the
history of the magazine.
I'd be very pleased, if you put a link to DEUTSCHES MAD ONLINE
(http://mad-online.home.pages.de/) on your pages. Thanks a lot.
Mario "E." Mueller