Like most Americans, we were SHOCKED to learn than Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore had filed for divorce! We always thought that they would spend the rest of their lives together…well, the rest of Demi’s life anyway. (Let’s be honest, Ashton’s gonna outlive her by a decade or three.) Anyway, here’s a look back to 2003, when their love was new and wonderful as if made in heaven, and only the most cynical of cynics were starting to say that their May/December relationship was completely doomed.
From MAD #437, January 2004
Artist: James Warhola
One of the highlights of the “SCAD MAD MAD MAD Weekend,” hosted last weekend by the Southeastern Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society at the Savannah College of Art and Design, was a “Spy vs. Spy” competition organized by Anthony Fisher, Chairman of the school’s Sequential Arts Department. Students were instructed to immerse themselves in the work of “Spy” creator Antonio Prohias, and then come up with their best black-and-white take on the eternal antagonists. Sixteen entries made the finals, which were then judged on Friday by the event’s guests of honor, MAD legends Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, Nick Meglin, Paul Coker, Sergio Aragonés, and Tom Richmond, as well as MAD Art Director Sam Viviano. Here are the three winners:
First Place: Undergraduate Meaghan “Meg” Casey
Check out Meg's website here!
Below is a lovely photo of her with some of the attending members of "The Usual Gang of Idiots" in Savannah.
Al Jaffee, Tom Richmond, Paul Coker, Sergio Aragonés, Meg Casey,
Sam Viviano, Nick Meglin and Anthony Fisher
Photo via Tom Richmond
Second Place: Undergraduate Fred Stresing
Check out Fred's website here!
Third Place: Graduate Jerald Lewis
Check out Jerald's website here!
Three cheers for the three winners! Peter Kuper, watch your back!
Recently, MAD veterans Paul Coker and Al Jaffee were recognized for their legendary cartooning careers. Paul was presented with the "Jack Davis Award" by the Southeastern Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society, while Al was given "The Sergio Award" by the Comic Art Professional Society! Congrats, fellas, and keep up the good work — we know it’s only a matter of time until Jack Davis wins the Al Jaffee award and Sergio Aragones wins the Paul Coker award. Or vice versa!
Paul Coker with his Jack Davis award. That's the real Jack in the background.
Photo by Sam Viviano.
Sergio Aragonés and Al Jaffee.
Photo by David Folkman, via Mark Evanier.
During the last Republican presidential debate, Governor Perry experienced an awkward, impressively lengthy brain-freeze when he tried to name the three federal agencies he’d abolish if (and that’s an increasingly huge “if”) he became president. Don’t sweat it, Ricky — it happens to all of us, and no one is immune. On the other hand, if he can’t make it as President (and that’s an increasingly small “if”), he can always start writing children’s books.