Cartoon Art Museum Going MAD

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted in News

Andrew Farago, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Fransisco, just spilled the beans on Facebook about their upcoming MAD show:

Love MAD? Our next exhibition is going to be the greatest collection of MAD art ever assembled, going all the way back to MAD #1. Kurtzman covers! Elder splash pages! Aragones! Berg! Richmond! Viviano! Mingo! Drucker! Davis! Jaffee! Martin! Get yourself to San Francisco between April and September, or kick yourself later!

-Andrew Farago, The Cartoon Art Museum

I’ve known this was coming for some time, as Andrew has been gathering pieces from various MAD artists for months. I sent him a couple of splash pages from some movie parodies I did, plus the pencil roughs and prints of the finished colored art, but I don’t know how much will end up in the exhibit. No other details yet on the show but they will be announced shortly. I know the show will run from sometime in April through the summer, but no exact dates. I will definitely have to plan a trip to San Fransisco to check it out!

I’ll post more details as they become available.

UPDATE– Andrew tells me the exhibit dates are April 21st through September 16th. See his comment below for details on some of the work that will be part of the show!


  1. Gonzalo says:

    Fantastic Tom! Congratulations!

  2. […] The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will soon be hosting a rare exhibit of MAD Magazine art according to news posted on Tom Richmond’s. […]

  3. Thanks, Tom! Opening date is April 21 and the show will run through September 16! We’ve got MULTIPLE Harvey Kurtzman covers! One of the only covers (maybe the only one?) that Sergio Aragones drew for MAD! A selection of foreign editions of MAD! Wally Wood! John Severin! Mort Drucker! Antonio Prohias! Don Martin! Jack Davis! Al Jaffee! Norman Mingo! I think this is going to be the greatest gathering of original MAD art ever gathered for a single exhibition.

  4. Kevin Richlin says:

    Let me know when you’re out and I’ll buy you lunch. I’m working in the city now.

  5. Marge E. Null says:

    Sergio Aragones drew two MAD covers: #210 (mowing the UPC symbol), and #293 (Alfred’s ice skates slashing the cover). In addition, he’s written a bunch of ’em.


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