On the Stands: MAD Kids #7

April 12th, 2007 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Also in comic shops right now and on newsstands on the 18th:


MAD KIDS # 7 (May 2007)

  • Cover (Tom Richmond)
  • Alfred’s Brain Drool (Various)
  • Wacky Wall Webbers (Tom Richmond)
  • One Friday Morning (Don Martin)
  • Kid’s Inventions…(Brent Engstrom)
  • A Shore Thing (Felipe Galindo)
  • What School Bus Drivers are Doing While You are in Class (Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • The Continuing Adventures of Willy Nilly (Nate Neal, Jacob Chabot)
  • MAD KIDS Chat Room: Tobey MaGuire (Vic Arkoff, Jack Syracuse)
  • A MAD KIDS Look at Supermarkets (Sergio Aragones)
  • Fairy Tale Scenes We’d Like to See (Don Martin)
  • Game On! (Patrick MerrellCharlie Kadau, Charles Akins)
  • Spider-Man Funnies (Don Martin)
  • Mock of the Penguins (Eric Scott)
  • Spy Vs. Spy Jr. Flip Book (Antonio Prohias, Buzzco Assoc.)
  • In a Department Store (Don Martin)
  • Gimme Gimme (Uncredited)
  • MAD KIDS Chat Room: American Idol (Vic Arnoff)
  • A MAD KIDS Guide to Recycling Toilet Seats (Paul Peter Porges)

Yes, I did the cover. I’ve been wanting to do a MAD cover for a long time but my style of art is too cartoony for the regular magazine. They thought it was a good fit for MAD KIDS though, and I was given the opportunity to do this one.

I also did a resurrected MAD staple item in this issue, which is the old MAD cut-out feature they used to do. They did a mobile and a few other such premiums in the past in the regular MAD. Here we did something called “Wall Webbers” which is a similar concept.

Tomorrow I will write about the process of the cover, which was much different than a regular MAD job, and give everyone a sneak peek at the “Wall Webbers”.


  1. SteveH says:

    WoW! Great cover Tom! I shall never forget the wonderful experience of watching you ‘ink in’ the spiderman parody when we were in Las Vegas, that was just great! I really hope MAD will give you more cover assignments! They would be foolish not too, hang on, they already are fools, along with a gang of idiots, D’oH!

  2. pmcmicheal says:

    Congratulations Tom, This is so bright and colorful with all the primary colors, It will practically JUMP of the news stands!!!
    I spent about 2 hours ( at work) yesterday going through your blogs!!!! MAN, what a gold mine of useful information…..I almost got fired!
    Thank You for responding to my email last week…Im glad you liked my website and I’m sure you didn’t find any of my “FUNNY” crap on there!!! I keep that hidden, it offends too many people. The price you pay for being funny! I was well known for busting balls!
    Thanks again Tom, I’m glad I found your BLOG!!!

  3. Trevour says:

    That’s spectacular Tom, congrats! I really love the cover. I am definitely picking this one up – I want myself some Wall Webbers!


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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