I have sent your url to my nephew who, at 10 years old, is fast
MAD reader just like I was about 40 years ago. Even now, I never tire
reading old issues! As a boy I would camp out in the yard in a tent
read MAD by flashlight until I fell asleep. At that tender age I don't
think I understood half of what I was reading but as a budding artist
intrigued me. I airbrushed an illustration for a news story in the
Forks (North Dakota) Herald when MAD turned 35. It was Alfred in the
popping out of a birthday cake and looked just like a cover. I even
the MAD offices to check for any copyright issues and if I am not
was forwarded directly to Bill Gaines. It was brief but he gave the OK
no problems. I wish I had a copy of the illustration or article but
lost in a fire in 1997.
I now work in Washington, D.C., and happen to park my motorcycle in a
facility used by some FBI and CIA employees. For a bit of humor I
to paint Spy vs. Spy on my tank. One woman commented that she chuckles
every time she walks by it.
I appreciate your efforts in making the site available and if you know
anyone selling ratty old issues I would be happy to purchase some to
them on to my nephew.