60 Years of MAD Mag and Mort Druckers finest Works

Gleich zwei neue Hardcover-Bände vom MAD Magazine, einmal ein Sachbuch voller Essays und Zeichnerportraits anlässlich des 60jährigen Jubiläums: Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity (via Unfug).

Organized by decade, this oversized 256-page book features some of the world’s best comedy writers, cartoonists and humorous illustrators – “The Usual Gang of Idiots” – as they have long called themselves. In addition, the book includes numbered pages for maximum reader convenience.

Totally MAD features a special foreword by long-time MAD fans Stephen Colbert and Eric Drysdale, plus five exclusive essays about MAD’s cultural impact, the origin of Alfred E. Neuman and the magazine’s history, including its landmark Supreme Court win against Irving Berlin, establishing the right to publish satirical lyrics.

As a bonus, the book features a removable set of 12 classic front covers, dubbed “The Soul of MAD” by MAD Founder and Publisher William M. Gaines. Each print was selected for its uniqueness, artistic achievement and classic timelessness, and is suitable for framing or wrapping fish.

Und dazu gibt’s einen Band mit den besten Storys von Mort Drucker, dem Hauptzeichner der Filmparodien: MAD’s Greatest Artists: Mort Drucker.

Mort Drucker personally presents his greatest works from his five-plus decade association with “MAD” Magazine. Drucker’s caricature parodies of movies and TV shows are among the magazine’s most popular features, and he is generally recognized as one of the top caricaturists of the last century. Mort Drucker – one of “MAD” Magazine’s longest-tenured and most popular illustrators – handpicks the greatest works from his five-plus-decade career with the famous humor magazine. The material – mostly Drucker’s famous parodies of popular movies and TV shows – is presented chronologically, and is interspersed with testimonials from accomplished illustrators, movie stars and directors, and other celebrities. Also included is a revealing Q&A interview between Drucker and longtime “MAD” editor Nick Meglin, plus a removable poster featuring one of Drucker’s most famous works.