Got a fun surprise when I picked up a copy of Sergio Aragon?¬©s Funnies #7 at my local comic book shop:
Hey, that’s me on the far right! I’ve been Sergio-ized in Sergio Aragon?¬©s Funnies! That is way cool. Sergio began issue #7 of his newest comic book title with a page about the MAD reunion in Savannah Georgia last fall that I was fortunate enough to attend and not be kicked out of just because I have only one decade of working for MAD under my belt and not five or so like the rest of those guys. Anyway, great fun . . . and Sergio’s incredible talent shows in the caricatures here. Even as tiny and simplified as they are to match his style, they are all spot on. Great job, mi amigo!
Speaking of Sergio Aragon?¬©s Funnies, if you haven’t picked an issue up yet, and you have any interest in some of the best cartoon storytelling by one of the greatest cartoonists ever, then do yourself a favor and start reading this title. They are compilations of new stories, short gags, one page gems and tales of Sergio’s own life and experiences, all done in his inimitable style. Sergio is a modest guy, but he really is one of the true geniuses of the cartooning world, and these comics are examples of why so many people agree with that statement. Comics like this deserve great support amid an industry dominated by guys with impossibly big thighs in tights, scantily clad women with impossibly big breasts in capes, and Manga characters with impossibly big eyes and no noses.
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925 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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