A VIEW TO A SHILL DEPT.
CLASSIC MAD DEPT.
We selected some of our favorite work by Bob Clarke from over his many years with MAD.
"John Wilkes Booth Liquor Ad"
MAD #78, April 1963
"Canadian Club Liquor Ad"
Photographer: Lester Krauss
MAD #94, April 1965
We’re sad to announce that on Sunday, legendary MAD artist Bob Clarke passed away at the age of 87. Bob was with MAD nearly from the start — first contributing in 1956 and continuing through 2010.
Yesterday, 1970s video game pioneer Atari filed for bankruptcy, stunning many in the business community who thought it went out of business years ago. How this once-mighty game maker fell on hard times will fill MBA textbooks for years to come. Until that time, we’re filling our blog with the following:
MAD has a long history of running a wide variety of material on our back cover: fake ads, magazine parodies, comics, and more.
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.