Required Reading for Dummies

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in MAD Magazine

I’m pretty busy (read: SWAMPED) in the studio right now prior to another trip to another theme park to open up another caricature operation for the season… this time in Springfield, Massachusetts at Six Flags New England. On the return from the last trip I found that The Lovely Anna had bought a copy of 1001 MAD Pages You Must Read Before You Die (Crammed into 864 Actual Pages) for me. This is another “Barnes and Noble” exclusive book like MAD About the Movies: The Director’s Cut printed in black and white and at a smaller size than the magazine pages. I was surprised to see I have two pieces in this hefty tome… one is the parody of “Watchmen” and the other is a two pager I did making fun of the iPod ads with the black silhouettes and white earbuds. Here’s a couple of panels from that article, written by Russ Cooper. Click any for a closer look…:

I’m not convinced any of this stuff is among 1001 pages from MAD you must read before you die, but it’s always a hoot to see my work in one of the MAD books. This bargain priced hardcover now resides in it’s proper place in the house… right next to the toilet.


  1. David says:

    I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and for the money it is very much worth it.

    Don’t know if anyone else caught the game show Jeopardy last night, but they had a lot of categories and questions that were all MAD magazine related.

  2. Funny
    fun stuff


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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