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MAD Magazine luminaries met up at SCAD
This last weekend was a rare event at the Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD brought together several of the cartoonists from MAD Magazine: Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, Paul Coker, Jr., Nick Meglin, ‘Duck’ Edwing, Sergio Aragones, Sam Viviano and Tom Richmond. The AP did a story covering the event with the angle of the rarity for the forefathers of MAD Magaine Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones and Jack Davis to be together at one event.
They’re among the cartoonists who put MAD on the map in the 1950s. Over the next six decades, they blended celebrity caricature, pop-culture parody and political satire in a way that would influence American comedy from Saturday Night Live to The Onion and more. And some of them are still churning out gags for MAD, in defiance of the ever-expanding generation gap with the magazine’s young audience.
This certainly would have ranked high as far as events to go to.