On The Stands- MAD #537!

December 14th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine

On news stands everywhere tomorrow, in comic book shops this week, in most subscriber’s mailboxes already and available digitally immediately via the MAD iPad app:

MAD537MAD #537 (February 2016)

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, Anton Emdin, Mike Morse, Scott Bricher, John Martz, Dick DeBartolo, Jeff Kruse, Paul Coker, Desmond Devlin, Rick Tulka, Garth Gerhart, )
  • The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2015
    1. Donald Trump- GOP Frontrunner (Artist: Roberto Parada)
    2. Josh Duggar (Artist: Tony Moore)
    3. Volkswagon Fakes Emission Tests (Desmond Devlin, Jame Warhola)
    4. Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal (Artist: Richard Williams)
    5. Dentist Kills Cecil the Lion (Darren Johnson, Bill Morrison)
    6. Seahawks Blow the Super Bowl (Uncredited)
    7. The Confederate Flag (Artist: Richard Williams)
    8. Robert Dunst Confesses on HBO (Scott Maiko, Ty Templeton)
    9. The Mayweather-Pacquito Fight (Artist: Mark Stutzman)
    10. Ben Carson’s Bizarre Statements (Artist: Ward Sutton)
    11. Amazon’s Horrific Working Conditions (Uncredited)
    12. Tom Brady Deflates Footballs (Mike Morse, Gary Hallgren)
    13. FIFA Corruption (Matt Lassen, Tom Richmond)
    14. MAD 20 Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
    15. (Tie) Seaworld (Writer: Desmond Devlin)
      15. (Tie) Jared Fogle, Pedophile (Writer: Matt Lassen)
    16. The Republican Party Candidates (Artist: Hermann Mejia)
    17. Anti-Vaccine Hysteria (Uncredited)
    18. Rachel Dolezal (Uncredited)
    19. Kim Davis Refuses to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses (Scott Maiko, Doll Sculpture: Kira Shaimanova, Book Art: Sarah Chalek)
    20. Brian Williams’ Tall Tales (Writer: Chris Tarry)
  • A MAD Look at the Selfie Sticks (Sergio Aragonès, Colorist: Jim Campbell)
  • MAD’s Do-It-Yourself Constantly-Reoccurring Mass Shooting News Story (Artist: Peter Kuper)
  • Planet Tad (Writer: Tim Carvell)
  • Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • The Strip Club (John McNamee, Christopher Baldwin, Feggo, Lance Hansen)
  • Forcesonic® 92-cm Lightsaber Manual (Scott Maiko, Tom Richmond)
  • Best of the Idiotical (Various)
  • Things we’d Like the New “Hello Barbie” To Say (Writer: Desmond Devlin)
  • Drawn Out Dramas– Throughout the issue (Sergio Aragonès)

I love the MAD 20 issue, not just because the Usual Gang of Idiots tends to hit the “20 Dumbest…” out of the park, but because I often see past Idiots I wish I’d see more of (Roberto Parada, Gary Hallgren, Ty Templeton, Mark Stutzman, Ward Sutton, etc) with contributions, as well as new Idiots (Tony Moore, Bill Morrison) whose work really hits the mark.

I actually have two pieces in this issue, one being a four page “Lightsaber Manual” written by Scott Maiko. The other is a MAD 20 piece: a spoof of the movie poster for “Brides Maids” starring the corrupt FIFA crew, written by Matt Lassen. I’ll post a peek at that stuff when MAD gives me the ok.

Speaking of the digital iPad version of the magazine, they always put in a bonus classic “MAD Fold-In” by the incomparable Al Jaffee, but this issue they also have a bonus reprint movie parody reprint: “The Hunger Pains” by Desmond Devlin and myself.

So… what are you waiting for?!? Go out and buy a copy, clod!




I am close to adding a second caricature workshop in January in Orlando. Details here: http://www.tomrichmond.com/2016/10/21/second-orlando-workshop/

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