Monday MADness- An NYCC Farewell

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Mad Magazine)

This year’s “Mad about MAD” panel at New York Comic Con was special in a number of ways. Oh, it had the usual hilarity lead by VP, Editor and Executive Grand Poo-bah John Ficarra and VP of Art Direction and Grand High Schmuck Sam Viviano. It also had a stellar line up of “The Usual Gang of Idiots” including editors Joe Railoa and Charlie Kadau, former editor Nick Meglin, living legend Al Jaffee, long-time writer Dick DeBartolo, cover artist Mark Fredrickson, and cartoonist Teresa Burns Parkhurst.

What was really fantastic was the number of MAD contributors in the audience, who got shout outs from John. There were too many to list, but some notables include Angelo Torres, Herman Mejia, Tom Bunk, James Warhola and Desmond Devlin. Check out the picture above.

Why all the Idiots? This was the New York MAD staff’s last comic con panel. Next year of any of the MAD staff wants to do a panel at NYCC they will have to fly across the entire county from the MAD offices instead of just taking the subway. Many MAD artists and writers came out to be a part of it. We then did a couple of signings at the DC booth and that night the DC NYCC party was dedicated to MAD.

It’s starting to sink in that we are working on the next to last issue with the current staff. It’s making me sad.


  1. cartoonydan says:

    Jaffee didn’t have time to look up….working on his next fold-in.


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