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MAD to the Bone 

Wednesday, Aug 1 2012
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This may be the best year for MAD magazine since it debuted 1952. Not only is it MAD’s 60th anniversary, but there have been a great number of new publications and events in the last year that finally give serious thought to the vast influence of this un-serious publication. They include a beautiful four-volume collection of Al Jaffee’s legendary MAD fold-ins, a hardcover portfolio of contributing artist Jack Davis’s work, the relaunch of DC’s MAD Archives series, and a retrospective exhibition of original MAD artwork going on now. Tonight, the museum hosts master cartoonist Tom Richmond for a discussion and demonstration to celebrate the release of his latest book, The MAD Art of Caricature. The winner of the National Cartoonists Society’s 2011 “Cartoonist of the Year” Reuben Award, Richmond has been a contributor to MAD for over a decade, where he carries on the publication’s long tradition of celebrity caricature as practiced by artists like Davis, Mort Drucker, and Angelo Torres. Tonight's event includes Richmond’s own tips on cartooning, plenty of behind-the-scenes MAD stories, and a book signing.
Fri., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., 2012

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