MAD Men (and Ladies)

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in MAD Magazine


Clicky to Embiggen… Photo courtesy of Tom Bunk

Last week I was in New York City to film some interview footage for the upcoming documentary ‘When We Went MAD“, and hung about the MAD offices all day while many of the Usual Gang of Idiots did their segments. Somebody got smart and took a picture, but sadly after painter extraordinaire Richard Williams had left, and before Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper rolled in… Here’s the key:


  1. Dick DeBartolo– Longtime MAD writer
  2. Desmond Devlin– Also longtime MAD writer but not as longtime as Dick
  3. Charlie Kadau– Senior Editor
  4. Tom Bunk– Wacky MAD artist
  5. Irving Schild– MAD photographer on 99.99% of all those photo ad gags and other pics in MAD
  6. Paul Coker– MAD artist, Legend
  7. Lana Lim??n– Production Artist and yes, that’s her real name
  8. John Ficarra– VP and Executive Editor
  9. Ryan Flanders– Associate Art Director, future publisher
  10. Sam Viviano– Art Director, longtime MAD artist
  11. Teresa Burns-Parkhurst– Very funny MAD writer/artist, winner “Best Smelling” of this group (Lana close second)
  12. Doug Thomson– Assistant Art Director
  13. Tom Richmond– Clod
  14. White Spy– Spy, Killer/Victim of Black Spy depending on issue (No one knows WTH Grey Spy is about)
  15. Dave Croatto– Editor… not “Executive”, “Senior” or “Associate”… just “Editor”
  16. Drew Friedman– MAD artist whose Man-Boobs feature legacy lives on
  17. Doug Gilford– “When We Went Mad” co-producer
  18. Alan Bernstein– “When We Went Mad” co-producer

Missing from photo: everyone else.


  1. N Gomes says:

    nice to put face to the such inspiring people/idiots. Especially the likes of Paul Coker whoes work i love but he isn’t mentioned that often whenever somthing Mad is discussed here. ! Thanks for sharing.

  2. David L. says:

    Thanks Tom, I had emailed Alan because he didn’t have any names when he posted the pics on Kick-Starter. You da man! Can’t wait to see the movie, I mean, I’ve read the book….

  3. Tom Racine says:

    “Clod” is such a great word. Not sure it applies here, though.

  4. I was looking for Mort Drucker in the picture but he was not there. He is a legend and I hope he gets to be invited often to attend all meetings . This one was an important one and I am sorry he was not in the photo. I want to congratulate all cartoonists who have made it possible for MAD to exist and which gets reinvented over and over with great success. MAD MAGAZINE and the MAD CONCEPT is….FOREVER !! GeorgeModilevsky in Facebook.

    • Tom says:

      Mort had already done his interview for this documentary, as had Al Jaffee, Angelo Torres and several other NYC based UGOI.


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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