On the Stands: MAD #478

May 10th, 2007 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic book shops today and on newsstands on Tuesday, May 15th:


MAD # 478 (June 2007)

  • Cover (Mark Frederickson)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Charles Akins, John Caldwell, Paul Coker, Dick DeBartolo, Desmond Devlin, Darren Johnson, Jeff Kruse, Jacob Lambert, Glen LeLievre, Kevin Pope, Irving Schild, Jack Syracuse, Jason Yungbluth)
  • Lewd and Disorder: It’s P.U. (Arnie Kogen, Mort Drucker)
  • Rejected Army Recruitment Posters (Jacob Lambert, Irving Schild)
  • 10 Ways to Liven Up the National Spelling Bee (Jeff Kruse, Paul Coker)
  • MAD’s Vemonous Outtakes from “Spider-Man 3” (Uncredited)
  • Monroe and… Cruelty Free (Anthony Barbieri, Tom Fowler)
  • The Average 5th Grader Knows… (J. Prete, Peter Bagge)
  • A MAD Look at Artists (Sergio Aragones)
  • 1 vs. 300 from NBC (Hermann Mejia)
  • Planet Tad (Tim Carvell, Brian Durniak)
  • Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Photos Peter Parker Couldn’t Sell to the Daily Bugle (Jacob Lambert, Drew Friedman)
  • What You Have to Look Forward to as a Middle Aged Mall Rat (John Caldwell)
  • Dud the Lousy Hunter (Dennis Snee, Tom Richmond)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragones)
  • Next Month in MAD #479: Harry Potter, Pixar and Fantastic Four!

I did the art for a five page parody of A&E’s “DOG the Bounty Hunter” for this issue. I’ll post a sneak peek tomorrow with some sketches, etc.

What are you waiting for? Go buy a copy, Clod!


  1. cirnick says:

    That MAD cover is great. Do you know what medium it is created in? Airbrush or digital photophop or maybe both?

  2. Tom says:

    Cover artist Mark Fredrickson, who does 90% of all the MAD covers these days, used to be THE name in airbrush illustration. Then one day he decided digital is the way to go, and spent a month looking over the shoulder of a colleague who did digital painting. Now Mark is 100% digital. I think he uses PhotoShop but I don’t know for certain. I believe he uses some Photo-Shop manipulated photos combined with digital painting to create his images.

  3. shawn says:

    I remember when you were doing the MAD Kids Spidey cover, and you mentioned your work being too ‘cartoony’ for a regular MAD cover. Not true, especially when you do the ‘painterly’ look without holding lines.

    It’s interesting to see how much the cover style has changed since I started reading MAD as a kid. Imagine if Richard Williams and Norman Mingo had Photoshop at their disposal!

  4. Matt. says:

    As great as Mort Drucker is, his splash page in this issue seems..’unfinished’. More specifically, some of the caricatures’ bodies are not fully drawn. Still great work though.

  5. Tom says:

    Mort has always done a kind of collage/montage sort of thing with his splash pages, where elements are clearly not meant to be taken as literally within a set space or environment. Hence the fading out or shorthand figures and the differences in character sizes. You may notice Mort has eschewed traditional ink line for a softer approach with more pencil and sketchier drawing style… I think that is a result of the modern scanners ability to pick up lines that the old half tone photostats just couldn’t reproduce.


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