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Mad Art: A Visual Celebration of the Art of Mad Magazine and the Idiots Who Create It

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The year 2002 marks the 50th anniversary of MAD magazine, America's longest-running periodical of humour and satire. Throughout its long history, one of the most immediate, defining, and influential aspects of MAD has been its unique art; the magazine is a treasury of illustrated humour. #FDMAD Art is an hilarious look at five decades of America's premiere showcase for par ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Watson-Guptill
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Stephen
Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it
It was a nice peek back at my misspent youth. I thumbed through this mainly for the art and did not particularly find the text compelling. It was mostly a pat-eachother-on-the-back piece. While it was refreshig to learn that the current crop of artists and writers were not completely talentless, it has to be said they they simply cannot hold a candle to the great ones from the 50-70s. Mad hasn't been good enough for adults to read since the 80s. That's a lot of time to mold/train some artists to ...more
Josephus FromPlacitas
Aug 14, 2008 marked it as books-i-ve-only-thumbed-through
Angelar pointed out, to my great embarrassment, just how boy-centric the entire publication is/was. But, but, but, but there's a girl artist profiled on page 246! See! She gets two whole columns of type and one almost medium-sized illustration! Progress is being made! Comics are no longer a mono-gendered ghetto of social outcasts whose only way of feeling superior to someone else is by excluding girls! I swear!

Actually, I didn't get drawn in to reading this partly because the whole thing looks l
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Sharon
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
I confess I was reading this more for the cartoons, than who the artists were, but that being said, it was a insightful book into the people who push the pens that make up mad. (Where are the women though??)
If your a mad magazine fan, this is a good book
Ericka Coello
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Quiero tener el talento de cualquiera de esos manes que dibujan en la MAD y le vendieron su alma al diablo. Verdaderamente.
Shanejohnson
Feb 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great collection of artists.
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