R.I.P. Bil Keane, Creator of 'The Family Circus'

R.I.P. Bil Keane, Creator of 'The Family Circus'

By DCE Editorial Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Over the years, MAD did a lot of takeoffs on “The Family Circus”. Keane always enjoyed them and laughed along with us. Here’s just a small sampling. Thanks for the inspiration, Bil.  
"When Other Comic Strips Start Using the 'Far Side'" Formula (MAD #280) Writer: Charlie Kadau, Artist: Bob Clarke
"The Dysfunctional Family Circus" (MAD #333) Writer: Desmond Devlin, Artist: George Woodbridge
"The Congressional Record Comic Pages" (MAD #378) Writer: Duck Edwing, Artist: Sam Viviano
"A MAD Look Back at The Bush Family Circus" (MAD #404) Writer: John Ficarra, Artist: Sam Viviano
"The Sopranos Family Circus" (MAD #413) Writer: Frank Jacobs, Artist: Sam Viviano

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