Monday MADness- Sports!

July 8th, 2013 | Posted in Monday MADness

This week I’m sharing a peek at a piece I did waaaaay back in MAD #416, April 2002. It was called “Their Team & Your Team”, written by J. Prete. The first image below is not the final spread but the original layout with my art dropped in… the actual piece had some minor changes to the copy… like actual credits for the writer and I. This was one of only four features I did for MAD that were in black and white, and one of only two I was assigned to do in black and white AFTER the magazine switched to full color permanently.

Below the spread are the original pencils I sent to MAD for approval. You’ll notice the one of the pitcher was changed from the original gag. I can’t remember what the MAD editors objection to the original idea was, but probably that it was not funny. It certainly isn’t very dynamic. Anyway, clicky any image to embiggen:

thierteamyourteam

pennant

hail_mary

fans

0for10

geezers

hotdoggers

headhunter

promotion

There was a third page to the feature, and here are the pencils for that page… I’ll let your imagination decide what the “Their Team/Your Team” gags were saying:

goons

prima_donna

3zip

offday

Comments

  1. Leo Kelly says:

    very dynamic compositions…thanks for sharing!

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