Monday MADness- Wall Webbers!

May 26th, 2014 | Posted in General

This week’s Monday MADness is a look at a piece I did for MAD Kids, the short-lived pre-teen version of MAD. The first of the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” movies had just come out, and these large spot illustrations were called “Wall Webbers”.

In the magazine, these were two page spreads containing two main images (and some accessories). The art department at MAD added dotted lines around them so they could be easily cut out, and indicated where a piece of yarn was supposed to be inserted. Then they could be taped to a wall and the yarn stretched from Spidey to the other image to complete the gag:

A web clothesline

WallWebber2-2Spidey catching a ride with Superman

WallWebber1Yarn goes from Peter’s nose to May Jane’s face (use green yarn)

WallWebber4The old “webbing to the crotch” gag

I added the background color just for fun in my finals, but they were layered so they dropped that out (I think) when it was printed. That last one was supposed to allow you to paste your picture in to be Spidey or the Green Golbin.

I miss MAD Kids. It was a fun thing to work on.


  1. These are great! I’m not sure if MAD Kids was a needed thing. I grew up on regular MAD, and enjoyed it very much as a kid and even today.


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