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MAD's Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragonés (MAD's Greatest Artists)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  124 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
For over five decades, MAD Magazine has kept devoted audiences in stitches with its consistently excellent and surprisingly relevant satire. From the witty, shameless writing to the amusing, colorful comic illustrations, MAD is a timeless American classic. For the first time ever, here is a “greatest hits” collection of one of MAD’s most popular and prolific artists—Sergio ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Running Press
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Martin
Jun 24, 2016 Martin rated it really liked it
Somewhat over-sized compared to regular comic books but perfectly proportioned for the coffee table, this anthology of Sergio Aragonés' "Best Of" is a real treat. This is not a book to read through in one sitting, but rather one to enjoy - dare I say savour? - a few pages at a time. Besides, if you go too fast you might miss some of the many sight gags.

For those of you who have yet to discover Sergio Aragonés, this book is probably your best way to go about it. And for those of you who know Ser
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Kate
Dec 26, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
This book allows us to see the wide-reaching, strange, and detail-driven body of work Aragones has developed while working for MAD Magazine.

Where would MAD bee without Aragones' drawings filled with naked butts and ironic punchlines? Aragones' work isn't always funny, or politically correct, or appropriate. But it is always captivating in detail. There's something really "working stiff" about his sometimes jittery, goofiness. This book offers a chronological view of Aragones' evolution with MAD.
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Kingsley Kelley
Jul 24, 2016 Kingsley Kelley rated it really liked it
An expansive overview of decades of work by Sergio Aragones, a gifted comedian and talented artist, who tells hilarious jokes using no words and a single picture.
Ashish
Sep 08, 2011 Ashish rated it really liked it
Sergio Aragones is literally a part of childhood, sitting under the wooden steps of Hobby Corner leafing through old comics while deciding which one to pick up, a tiny aquarium bubbling away on the counter, and me lost in a dozen fantasy worlds... MAD magazine was something that kept getting better with age because I understood more and more of the jokes, but the Marginals were always classic. They were funny, they were always understandable and they always would emerge as a sudden, unexpected ...more
Bradley
Aug 02, 2011 Bradley rated it it was amazing
If you're a fan of MAD Magazine, cartooning or simply laughing, you need to check out this book, which supplies the best of the best of Sergio Aragones' five decades of work for MAD Magazine - hand picked by the author/illustrator himself. If it wasn't for this guys work, I wouldn't have gotten into cartooning. This is a great collection of some of his funniest gags. Great stuff.
Khairul H.
Oct 08, 2010 Khairul H. rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
It's Sergio and his silent cartoons from his debut in the 60s to the new century. That's almost five decades worth of work with "the usual gang of idiots" at MAD Magazine.

Collected in an oversized hardcover edition, this book is not as heavy as the previous "MAD's Greatest Artists: Don Martin" collection. At least this one is read-in-bed-friendly.
David Ward
Jan 18, 2016 David Ward rated it liked it
Mad's Greatest Artists Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works by Sergio Aragones (2010 E.C. Publications Inc.) (741.9573). This volume is an oversized volume of 270+ reprinted pages from Mad Magazine from the 1960's through the 2000's. No commentary is offered or needed by those of us who grew up reading this stuff. My rating: 6.0/10, finished 1/23/11.
FranklinTV
Jun 26, 2016 FranklinTV rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
A very nice collection and tribute to Sergio Aragones, including the my favourite Pollution Alert and the MAD look at Star Wars which has the best gag when Luke goes to the toilet and sees all the different urinal shapes.
Mance
Sep 18, 2015 Mance rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed MAD magazine as a kid. I didn't understand much of the satire and didn't really care. The best part of the magazine were those little pantomime cartoons along the margins! Mr. Aragones was the king of telling a story with his drawings and this book is an excellent sampler of his work.
Peri
The brilliance of Sergio Aragonés over five decades, collected in one super volume. A true feast for the eyes.
Mental Jacket
Jul 18, 2016 Mental Jacket rated it really liked it
"Crecí haciendo bizcos y riendo con las pequeñas caricaturas de Sergio en la revista MAD, y sus espectaculares gags fueron una gran influencia cuando empecé a idear los Simpsons"

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Will
Dec 19, 2011 Will rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphica, absurdity
Love this guy! Used to be one of my favorite MAD magazine artists. His wordless series are always funny.
Matthew Ward
Jan 02, 2012 Matthew Ward rated it really liked it
This book is a lot of fun. If you aren't a fan, you might recognize his work from Spy-vs-Spy and Groo the Wanderer.
J.
Aug 14, 2011 J. rated it liked it
A surprisingly poor selection of work from an amazing cartoonist. Some of it was great, but some....meh. I know there's better stuff in those five decades.
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Sergio Aragonés Domenech is a cartoonist and writer best known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and creator of the comic book Groo the Wanderer.
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