Friday, July 26, 2019

Jordan Orlando's Article On The Death of MAD MAGAZINE

That's right, the NEW YORKER. I am surrounded by very smart and creative people and Jordan is just another example of that. It's my dream to see something I created show up in a classy publication like the New Yorker, or one of my captions getting a like by someone REALLY famous. I did caption Joe Jusko's cat but that only got me blocked which broke my heart.

Sixty-seven years is a good run for anything, but, when Mad confirmed that it was joining National Lampoon and Life and Spy in the magazine graveyard, and the Elysian Fields of online archives, the pang that many felt, as if leaving a childhood bedroom for the last time, was that its departure was nonetheless abrupt and premature. Wherever we are headed, we must now get there without “the Usual Gang of Idiots.” Yet the magazine’s final moment of thumb-in-the-eye relevance—this May, when Donald Trump compared Pete Buttigieg to Alfred E. Neuman—emphasized just how deeply Mad has tunnelled its way into the culture, waiting to inspire anew.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That was a good article -- thanks for posting it. As for so many of us, MAD Magazine was such an integral part of my growing up.