On the Stands: MAD #488

March 18th, 2008 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In comic shops and on news stands today:


MAD # 488 (April 2008)

  • Cover (Irving “Shenanigans” Schild and Jack “Scrambles” Syracuse)
  • Meet The New Staff of MAD (Jeff “Pinky” Kruse, Tom “Pickles” Richmond)
  • The Monkey-lini Pages (Charles “Taffy” Akins, Scott “Jazzy” Bircher, Jacob “Porkchop” Chabot, Tom “Sugar-Pie” Cheney, Desmond “Diapers” Devlin, Garth “Goober” Gerhart, Gary “Giblets” Hallgren, Jeff “Pinky” Kruse, Kevin “Diggles” Pope)
  • “MONKey” (Charlie “Choo-Choo” Kadau, Mort “Squiggles” Drucker)
  • A MAD Look At Humans (Sergio “Grabbers” Aragon?¬©s)
  • MOMA-The Museum Of Monkey Art (Hermann “Knuckles” Mejia, Roberto “Be-Bop” Parada, Richard “Crumples” Williams, James “Gumdrop” Warhola)
  • Snappy Answers To Stupid Human Questions (Al “Muddy Joe” Jaffee, Ryan “Senor Swingy” Flanders)
  • Great Monkeys In American History (Teresa “Biscuits” Burns-Parkhurst, Tom “Patches” Fowler)
  • MonkeyBay” (Scott “Scampers” Maiko)
  • SPYder Monkey VS. SPYder Monkey (Peter “Boo-Boo” Kuper)
  • eHarmonkey (Teresa “Biscuits” Burns-Parkhurst)
  • The Strip Club (John “Banjo” Kovaleski, Bob “High-Hat” Harrell, Emily “Fudgy” Flake, Scott “Flapjack” Cunningham, Jason “Hiccups” Yungbluth, Ted “Jim-Jaws” Rall, Douglas “Doodles” Paszkiewicz, Eric “Fuddles” Scott, Christopher ”
    Gumbo” Baldwin)
  • 10 Things You, As A Concerned Monkey, Can Do To Save The Environment (John “Zig Zag” Caldwell)
  • How To Draw A Monkey (John “Zig Zag” Caldwell)
  • Bananas Republic (Scott “Scampers” Maiko, Leonardo “Scraps” Rodriguez)
  • MAD Fold-In (Al “Muddy Joe” Jaffe)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio “Grabbers” Aragon?¬©s)
  • Next Month In Mad #489: Dexter and Samantha Who?!

This was quite a different approach to an issue for MAD. I did a two pager in this issue of the entire staff as monkeys (or apes). I’ll post a sneak peek of that on Thursday, along with some sketches and anecdotes about this unusual issue and job.


  1. mengblom says:

    Wow…kind of a shock to see a photo-manip cover on a MAD magazine. Have they done this before or is this a first?

  2. Philbert says:

    Gosh, I’m not sure how I feel about this cover. I’ve been reading Mad for over 40 years and I’ve grown accustomed to change and have enjoyed seeing the work of new talent with a fresh take on what Mad can be… but, I gotta say I’m not real keen on a straight Photoshopped illustration. I’m not outraged or anything, but I am a little taken aback. I’m curious to see what “Pickles” came up with in the way of illustrating the new staff.


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