CNN is MAD About Al Jaffee

December 5th, 2011 | Posted in News

Last month I attended a gathering of MAD (Magazine) men in Savannah, GA, which you can read about here if you missed my posts. Present that weekend was CNN’s Todd Leopold who, along with photographer David Holloway, covered the event. They were planning on posting an article about the gathering on, and asked me if I would draw caricatures of each of the attending MAD artists to accompany the feature.

That article just posted today, and while it is mainly about Al Jaffee (it’s this week’s CNN “Monday Profile”) it does talk about the Savannah weekend and features a little about each artist who was there… and my caricatures as well. Actually I had already drawn most of these MAD guys at one time or another, so I just took some existing caricatures in most cases and redid them so the formats and style matched. I drew new ones of Paul Coker, Sam Viviano (although based on a sketch I did a couple years ago) and myself.

You should definitely go read the article, but here are the drawings I did anyway:

Al Jaffee

Jack Davis

Paul Coker Jr.

Sergio Aragon?©s

Sam Viviano



  1. Paul Combs says:

    Very cool!

  2. Lee Fortuna says:

    Tom! My dream came true on Dec 1st in NYC, I had the GREAT pleasure of meeting the cartoonist legend Mr. Jack Davis! Yes as you have said in the past a real southern gentleman! He was with his whole family at the Strand Book store! He was sooo nice that he signed anything we put in front of him! I urge all your fans that visit The Mad Blog to go out and get his new book, “Jack Davis Drawing American Pop Culture A Career Retrospective”! The book is HUGE, with fantastic art riddled throughout! Here’s some hot news, Fantagraphic books plans on releasing Jack Davis’s EC Comic art in a new book sometime in July! Once again thanks Tom for the tip on Jack’s book signing in NYC this past weekend, would have missed out on a true dream for this fat Italian!

  3. Doug Gilford says:

    I can’t stop smiling at this!


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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