On The Stands: MAD #520

February 18th, 2013 | Posted in MAD Magazine

On news stands everywhere tomorrow, in comic book shops and subscriber’s mailboxes already and available digitally immediately via the MAD iPad app.


MAD # 520 (April 2013)

  • Cover (Chris Houghton)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Jeff Kruse, Charles Akins, Jason Yungbluth, Rick Tulka, Desmond Devlin, Matt Lassen, Paul Coker, Ty Templeton, Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer, P.C. Vey, Kevin Pope, Tim Haggerty, Leonardo Rodriguez, Phil McAndrew)
  • The 50 Worst Things About Cartoons (Writers: Desmond Devlin, Jeff Kruse and Scott Maiko; Artists: Peter Bagge, Anton Emdin, Adam Koford and Hermann Mejia)
  • Honey Boo Boo’s Family Circus (Frank Santopadre, Tom Richmond)
  • Planet TAD!!!!! (Tim Carvell)
  • Spy vs Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Tom Bunk Visits a High School Lunchroom (Tom Bunk)
  • You’ve Hired the Wrong Life Coach If… (John Caldwell)
  • A MAD Look at Washington (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Colors: Tom Luth)
  • Phrases That Left the English Language in 2012 (Matt Lassen, Ward Sutton)
  • MAD’s Do-It-Yourself Adventure Time Episode (Uncredited)
  • The Strip Club (Brian Gordon, Matt Lassen and David DeGrand, Kenny Keil, Matt Lassen & Tom Hart, Noah Van Sciver, Nate Fakes, Christopher Baldwin, Kit Lively and Scott Nickel, Lance Hansen)
  • Gangreens (Jeff Kruse, Scott Bricher)
  • The MAD Vault: Spin Doctors for the Rest of Us (Desmond Devlin, Rick Tulka)
  • Frequently Overlooked Benefits of Being a Zombie (Tom Cheney, Colors: Carl Peterson)
  • The Best of The Idiotical (various)
  • Another Ridiculous MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)
  • Back Cover Needlepoint (Deborah Woodbridge)
  • Drawn Out Dramas (Sergio Aragon?¬©s, appear throughout the issue)

My assignment this issue, “Honey Boo Boo’s Family Circus” was a departure from my usual sort of MAD work. On one hand I really enjoyed doing it because I am good friends with Jeff Keane, who’s been doing “The Family Circus” for about a decade since his dad Bil retired and then passed away in 2010. On the other hand, I had to actually watch “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, so that was the downside. I will post a sneak peek of the article tomorrow. In the meantime…

…What are you waiting for, clod?!? Go out and buy a fershlugginer copy already!


  1. Anton Emdin says:

    Love your Honey Boo Boo/Family Circus art, Tom. Looks fantastic – and has some nice breathing room, too. I hope the Keanes get a kick out of it.


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