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Going Mad

posted on July 6, 2019



Time is longer than hopes and dreams. This is a poor copy of the first Mad Magazine I ever owned. I found that issue at the Rexall Drugstore a few blocks from my Grandmother’s house on Brown Street in Akron. It was a revelation that would influence my thinking and later my writing. One of the writers in that issue was Frank Jacobs, and down the road, one of the memorable moments in my career would be when Jacobs would drop me a note to tell me how much he liked a story in Crankshaft. When one of your heroes taps you on the shoulder to offer a kind word about your work… well, it doesn’t get any better.

August will mark the publication of the last Mad Magazine, after which it will join the ashes of the past.

Ripples in the Winter

posted on March 4, 2019

It would appear that George Clark was a part of that Connecticut cabal of cartoonists who, back in the day,  lived in proximity and a short train ride away from New York City. Here’s another wonderful example of how he reflects that environment with grace and beauty.

Ripples – The Daba Mystery 13

posted on January 1, 2019

Resolved at last and just in time for the new year. An interesting suite of strips done by a master cartoonist.

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