MAD #512: Punitive Damages

October 20th, 2011 | Posted in MAD Magazine

As promised, here is a sneak peek at some of the images I did for the “Punitive Damages: A Game of Extreme Justice” feature in MAD #512.

The video game “cover”

The premise of the article was an mock ad for a video game featuring the U.S. Supreme Court Justices, satirizing their decision to allow ultra-violence in video games being targeted at kids as a first-amendment protected right. In the game, the Justices are trying to get past various opponents and obstacles like:

Crazed protesters

Monster laws and amendments (yes… nod to Schoolhouse Rock!)

Fat, former politicians

Zombie Founding Fathers

Finally, the winner get’s new Justices for the next round… (click this one to embiggen)

An interesting feature… a bit of a departure from my usual stuff. Fun, though.


  1. Anton Emdin says:

    Wow – this issue sure is high on the gore factor! Nie stuff. Is this purely digital rendering?

  2. Bearman says:

    Glad to see you got the spelling of MORONS correct. I mean how many protestors spell it. MORANS haha

  3. Mike Wade says:

    “Embiggen”…my favorite new word!

  4. Paul Fricke says:

    FUN, Tom! I especially love the Gore and Ginsburg illos.

  5. Kelly McNutt says:

    Holy geez – a bit of a departure! My favorite is the laser/heat-ray one – awesome how he’s really squeezing it out. “Hurrrrrrrr!” Zap!

  6. Calvin says:

    somehow compared to all this other stuff, al gore lighting someone on fire seems….tame.

  7. Calvin says:

    this issue sure looks to be full of good old halloween blood and guts. if anyone from mad mumblings is reading this, here’s the contents i deciphered from some guy’s shaky camera preview on youtube.

    -edit- see Tuesday’s post for the TOC of the issue-

  8. Jailerjoe says:

    Gadhafiesque! Nice annual meeting photos!


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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