Long-time MAD scribe Dick DeBartolo is interviewed by Lary Wallace in The Paris Review. An excerpt:
Dick DeBartolo’s first piece for Mad was published in 1962, when he was still in high school, and his work has appeared in every single issue since June 1966. He has written for sections throughout the magazine, but his greatest claim is as a satirist of movies and TV shows…that is, as a writer of the kind of elaborate pop-culture parodies that have, arguably, been the magazine’s signature brand of humor ever since they began running them regularly, about a dozen issues into their existence.
Well worth a read. Dick is a very funny and interesting guy with many great stories to tell.
Oh, and if you are wondering why the caricature I did of Dick above is him as a monkey, read this.
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