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(Mad Magazine)   MAD Magazine artist Bob Clarke no longer one of "The Usual Gang of Idiots" at 87. Goodnight and thanks for the 54 years of laughs funnyman   ( madmagazine.com) divider line
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2013-04-02 08:22:25 PM  
What, me worry?
 
2013-04-02 09:03:50 PM  
Mad Magazine is directly responsible for my developing incurable CSD*

/RIP funny artist guy
//Thanks
///*Compulsive Smartass Disorder
 
2013-04-02 09:28:01 PM  
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2013-04-02 09:29:08 PM  
without mad would there have been a fark?

we are all the children of william gaines in our own sick and twisted way
 
2013-04-02 09:36:48 PM  
'50s and '60s MAD was the best.
 
2013-04-02 09:40:40 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: '50s and '60s MAD was the best.

 
2013-04-02 09:49:42 PM  

shanrick: Quantum Apostrophe: '50s and '60s MAD was the best.


Grew up on crates of hand-me-down magazines and paperbacks. That and German Scrooge McDucks.
 
2013-04-02 09:51:30 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: '50s and '60s MAD was the best.


Dunno if I ever saw any of the 50's and 60's stuff, but I know a read a lot of the 70's and 80's stuff my uncles had left behind at my grandmother's place, and they were always good for at least a few laughs or smirks.
 
2013-04-02 09:58:17 PM  
 
2013-04-02 09:59:59 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: shanrick: Quantum Apostrophe: '50s and '60s MAD was the best.
Grew up on crates of hand-me-down magazines and paperbacks. That and German Scrooge McDucks.


Me too. I was about 12 in the early 70s when my older cousin gifted me with every issue from 1965 thru 1971. I was in heaven. Also got in trouble for staying up past 2:30AM reading one after another.

It was a special summer.
 
2013-04-02 10:04:29 PM  
My mother didn't want me reading Mad so my uncle smuggled them to me.

I smell a rat. A big fat commie rat.
 
2013-04-02 10:15:00 PM  
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2013-04-02 10:17:36 PM  
Wow, if that was all the examples Mad Magazine could come up with of Bob Clarke's art ....

Well, off to Google. Hope I find more.
 
2013-04-02 10:28:32 PM  
Dammit! Who's left from the GOOD days of MAD? Sergio, and.................who else?
 
2013-04-02 10:31:44 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Dammit! Who's left from the GOOD days of MAD? Sergio, and.................who else?


I absolutely loved the Marginal Thinking Department

/sadly, I don't think many are left
//I know we lost Don Martin a while back
 
2013-04-02 10:32:44 PM  
Bob Clarke was Dysfunctional Family Circus before DFC was, period!

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2013-04-02 10:36:03 PM  
He was never a clod!
 
2013-04-02 10:58:56 PM  
Who did the back inside covers?
 
2013-04-02 11:09:11 PM  

gameshowhost: Who did the back inside covers?


That would be Al Jaffee - still doing the fold-in feature at the youthful age of 92.
Recent pic of him saying hello to fans at the Asbury Park Comic Con:
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2013-04-02 11:11:35 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: TV's Vinnie: Dammit! Who's left from the GOOD days of MAD? Sergio, and.................who else?

I absolutely loved the Marginal Thinking Department

/sadly, I don't think many are left
//I know we lost Don Martin a while back



I remember a little while after Martin died they found some outlines for what was going to be his next "The Lighter Side Of" comics.  A bunch of the regular artists each took one and did it in their own style.  I was in tears by the time I reached the final Kaputnick panel.
 
2013-04-02 11:13:45 PM  

Omahawg: without mad would there have been a fark?

we are all the children of william gaines in our own sick and twisted way


Oh and THIS.  Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions and the Nasty Book made me the smart ass I am today.
 
2013-04-02 11:15:05 PM  
I've got 7 cd's worth of MAD from the beginning to ?  I'm gonna have to break that out tonight....
 
2013-04-02 11:16:50 PM  
They'll never finish that round of 43-Man Squamish now.
 
2013-04-02 11:30:44 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mad Magazine is directly responsible for my developing incurable CSD*


Mom and Dad didn't want me reading Dad's MAD, but what I was able to sneak away did the same to me as well.

\potrzebie
 
2013-04-02 11:31:21 PM  

Spanky McStupid: They'll never finish that round of 43-Man Squamish now.


Sorry- just one more and time for bed
:http://madcoversite.com/quiz_olympics.html
 
2013-04-03 12:02:12 AM  
Read '80s MAD as a kid.  Even then I could tell they had their best stuff earlier but it was still good stuff.  My grandma had a collection of the old school paperback MADs from like the 60s or something.  Those were great, but weird.  I was a kid so what did I know.
 
2013-04-03 12:56:59 AM  
This stinks. This whole thing stinks. You stink.
 
2013-04-03 12:59:13 AM  

Flappyhead: MaudlinMutantMollusk: TV's Vinnie: Dammit! Who's left from the GOOD days of MAD? Sergio, and.................who else?

I absolutely loved the Marginal Thinking Department

/sadly, I don't think many are left
//I know we lost Don Martin a while back


I remember a little while after Martin died they found some outlines for what was going to be his next "The Lighter Side Of" comics.  A bunch of the regular artists each took one and did it in their own style.  I was in tears by the time I reached the final Kaputnick panel.


Think you got the wrong guy. Dave Berg did the "Lighter Side of..."
 
2013-04-03 01:00:08 AM  
Man, I hate to see my childhood dissapear. But then, it's always been disappearing.
 
2013-04-03 03:52:35 AM  

HempHead: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 370x254]


Spy vs. Spy taught me everything about the Cold War that I ever needed to know. Not just the comic, the game.

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Anyone who claims there was a PS2 Spy vs. Spy is obviously the opposing Spy. Much like "The Highlander" or "The Matrix," there was only one.
 
2013-04-03 04:43:06 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: TV's Vinnie: Dammit! Who's left from the GOOD days of MAD? Sergio, and.................who else?

I absolutely loved the Marginal Thinking Department

/sadly, I don't think many are left
//I know we lost Don Martin a while back


Sergio Aragones' Marginals always hit my funny bone, as did most of what those guys did.  RIP, Mr. Clarke.
 
2013-04-03 08:12:50 AM  

shanrick: Quantum Apostrophe: '50s and '60s MAD was the best.

 
2013-04-03 09:13:00 AM  

Twilight Farkle: Spy vs. Spy taught me everything about the Cold War that I ever needed to know. Not just the comic, the game.


I had that game for my Atari 800.  Great fun.

RIP, funny man.  MAD did some brilliant stuff back in the day.
 
2013-04-03 09:13:04 AM  
Started reading MAD in the mid-60s when I was in elementary school. My parents didn't care what I was reading, as long as I was reading (instead of watching TV). Sometimes I still look at my old paperback collections (Burning Mad, Fighting Mad, etc) and just marvel at the smart-assery and the brilliant art by Wally Wood, Will Elder, and Jack Davis. Mort Drucker and Dave Berg (The Lighter Side of . . . ) got me hooked on "Jewish" humor, so I was ready for Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. Hell, I can look at those stories today and probably find some gag hidden in the background of Wood's incredibly dense artwork.

If you read Tony Hendra's brilliant book "Going Too Far" you can see how the attitudes of the MAD Men filtered down to National Lampoon and Saturday Night Live, not to mention George Carlin and Richard Pryor. It really was a cultural institution, and I'm sad that most of the original artists and authors are gone.

/vootie
 
2013-04-03 12:15:14 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: Started reading MAD in the mid-60s when I was in elementary school. My parents didn't care what I was reading, as long as I was reading (instead of watching TV). Sometimes I still look at my old paperback collections (Burning Mad, Fighting Mad, etc) and just marvel at the smart-assery and the brilliant art by Wally Wood, Will Elder, and Jack Davis. Mort Drucker and Dave Berg (The Lighter Side of . . . ) got me hooked on "Jewish" humor, so I was ready for Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. Hell, I can look at those stories today and probably find some gag hidden in the background of Wood's incredibly dense artwork.


I recall the satire for M*A*S*H was called M*A*S*H*U*G*A.  I did NOT understand then, but now....BRILLIANT.  One of the greatest satire titles ever.

And Wood frikkin' *ruled*.  His work on the EC science fiction stuff was legendary.

But Wood is even more legendary because of his work on Power Girl.  He decided to make her rack bigger and bigger with each subsequent issue, until someone noticed and told him to stop.  No one ever told him to stop....
 
2013-04-03 01:29:49 PM  
Awwgeegoshdarn. He'll be missed. :(

OldManDownDRoad: Started reading MAD in the mid-60s when I was in elementary school. My parents didn't care what I was reading, as long as I was reading (instead of watching TV). Sometimes I still look at my old paperback collections (Burning Mad, Fighting Mad, etc) and just marvel at the smart-assery and the brilliant art by Wally Wood, Will Elder, and Jack Davis...


Me, too (I remember looking at it BEFORE I started elementary school). My dad used to buy every issue, including the specials (the brothers and I used to fight over the stickers, records, comic books, & whatever else came with the specials). Once in a while, Dad would buy us some Mad books. The only all-Clarke book (illustration-wise) I have is Madvertising. He was awesome.
 
2013-04-03 07:34:57 PM  

madcoversite: gameshowhost: Who did the back inside covers?

That would be Al Jaffee - still doing the fold-in feature at the youthful age of 92.
Recent pic of him saying hello to fans at the Asbury Park Comic Con:
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Ahhh yeah - I remember that name.
 
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