Not to be outdone by The Wall Street Journal, ESPN Playbook conducted an interview with MAD Editor (and fervent curling enthusiast) John Ficarra about MAD’s 60th Anniversary, our upcoming book Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity and, of course, our mockery of sports over the years! You can read the full story here and check out a slideshow of some of our best athletic-supporting covers from the past six decades!
The Wall Street Journal, one of the most respected newspapers in the world (at least prior to printing this article), published a story today about MAD’s 60th anniversary and the success of our book-publishing program! It’s a program, we should mention, that includes Extremely Moronic MAD, Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity, and many others! Thankfully, the article failed to mention our shameless self-promotion.
If you’re a fan of MAD on Cartoon Network, as well as our previous collections Insanely Awesome MAD, Epic MAD and Amazingly Stupid MAD, we’ve got some great news for you: we have a new collection coming out on Nov. 6! And it’s also great news for us — because if you buy it, we get money! It’s a win-win! Extremely Moronic MAD collects the stupidest, most ridiculously absurd articles from past issues, including “Dancing with the Star Wars,” “Diarrhea of a Wimpy Kid,” “A MAD Look at Pirates,” “15 Reasons to Hate School,” and over a hundred more moronic pages! So pre-order a copy today, or start forming an orderly line worthy of a new iPhone release!
Just in time for the big Obama-Romney smackdown, here comes MAD About Obama: Yes We Can’t! What’s that, you ask? It’s the first ever exclusive eBook for the MAD iPad app! This 135 page collection chronicles Barry Hussein’s meteoric rise from inspiring candidate to uninspiring President! Luckily for Obama, he had the good fortune of running against McCain/Palin and Romney/Ryan (candidates with even less charisma than Al Gore), not to mention acclaimed “political geniuses” Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum, all of whom are mercilessly mocked in this absolutely essential volume. What’s that you say? Don’t have the MAD iPad app? Simply click here to download the app for FREE! Then go to the in-app store and purchase MAD About Obama: Yes We Can’t!
For the good of the nation, read it before you vote!
We are proud to announce the third installment of our popular book series, MAD’s Greatest Artists — this one celebrating the legendary Mort Drucker, universally acclaimed as one of the greatest humorous illustrators and caricaturists of all time. It always struck us as odd that a man of Mort’s immense talent would work for us, but we’re glad he does! This book is a rich compilation of Mort’s MAD work from the past five decades, including movie parodies, TV spoofs, and satirical jabs at eight presidents! It also features a brand new interview with Mort himself by longtime MAD Editor Nick Meglin. As an added bonus, there's a full-color, pull-out vintage poster reprinted for the first time in almost 50 years! With an introduction by Michael J. Fox, the book features essays by some of Hollywood’s greatest directors, including J.J. Abrams, Frank Darabont, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. On sale October 23 from Running Press. Pre-order your copy today by clicking here!
Do you love dogs? And satire? But do you also HATE paper? Boy oh boy do we have some good news for you, Bucky! Bo Confidential: The Secret Files of America’s First Dog is now available on your iPad — and ONLY through the MAD app! Written by the Usual Gang of Idiots and illustrated by Tom Richmond, it’s a can’t-miss download. So let us ask you — how much would you pay for this amazing product? Fifteen dollars? Twenty-five? Thirty-five? The bad news is, you’re terrible at guessing — but the good news is, it’s just $1.99!
Click here to get the MAD app for your iPad! Enjoy!
To buy Totally MAD, click here!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Time Home Entertainment Inc. and
MAD Magazine Announce
60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity
Foreword by Stephen Colbert and Eric Drysdale
Includes “The Soul of MAD,”A Removable Set of 12 Classic MAD Cover Prints
On Sale October 30 at Retailers Nationwide
Totally MAD to Premiere at Comic-Con on July 14
New York, NY, July 10, 2012 – To celebrate MAD Magazine’s 60th anniversary, Time Home Entertainment Inc. is foolishly teaming up with MAD Magazine on Totally MAD, a new collection of the legendary humor magazine’s high-quality idiocy that is so widely un-anticipated, this overblown press release is needed to call attention to it.
Totally MAD (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; $34.95) goes on sale on October 30, 2012 and will be available at retailers nationwide. (The date when booksellers start slapping that giant “75% Off” sticker on the front cover obscuring the book’s title has not yet been determined.)
Organized by decade, this oversized 256-page book features some of the world’s best comedy writers, cartoonists and humorous illustrators – “The Usual Gang of Idiots” – as they have long called themselves. In addition, the book includes numbered pages for maximum reader convenience.
Totally MAD features a special foreword by long-time MAD fans Stephen Colbert and Eric Drysdale, plus five exclusive essays about MAD’s cultural impact, the origin of Alfred E. Neuman and the magazine’s history, including its landmark Supreme Court win against Irving Berlin, establishing the right to publish satirical lyrics.
As a bonus, the book features a removable set of 12 classic front covers, dubbed “The Soul of MAD” by MAD Founder and Publisher William M. Gaines. Each print was selected for its uniqueness, artistic achievement and classic timelessness, and is suitable for framing or wrapping fish.
Speaking from MAD’s international headquarters in midtown Manhattan, MAD Editor John Ficarra said, “I’m on the other line ordering Chinese food. I’ll call you back.” (Ficarra never returned the call.)
Totally MAD includes such favorites as:
- Spy vs. Spy
- Al Jaffee’s MAD Fold-in
- Sergio Aragonés’ A MAD Look At…
- David Berg’s The Lighter Side of…
- Outrageous artwork of Don Martin and Tom Bunk
- Movie and TV satires by Mort Drucker, Jack Davis and Tom Richmond
- The MAD Strip Club
- The Fundalini Pages
- And much more
Totally MAD is the perfect gift, not just for MAD fans, but for anyone interested in pop culture, comedy, music, politics, entertainment, sports or history. In other words, absolutely everyone should buy this book. No exceptions will be tolerated!
MAD at Comic-Con: Saturday, July 14
John Ficarra and “The Usual Gang of Idiots” will host a MAD panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, July 14 (Room 9, 2-3 PM). Panelists will include MAD art directors Sam Viviano and Ryan Flanders, MAD movie and TV satire artists Tom Richmond and Angelo Torres, “Spy vs. Spy” artist/writer Peter Kuper and the legendary MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragonés. Fans can find out what’s happening with America’s most famous humor magazine and get a preview of the never-before-seen pages of the upcoming book Totally MAD. There will also be an audience Q&A, with prizes for the best questions. Media is invited to attend.
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From Time Home Entertainment Inc. and MAD Magazine
Publication date: October 30, 2012
About MAD Magazine:
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, MAD Magazine is America’s longest-running humor publication with that title. MAD has entertained, inspired and occasionally revolted generations of readers by satirizing politicians, celebrities, sports and pop culture. Whether in print, on television, the web or the iPad, MAD remains a cultural touchstone. MAD Magazine is part of DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, though they frequently deny it.
On May 10, The Daily Show host and all around mensch Jon Stewart ended the show with a plug for Planet Tad (by MAD writer and head-writer of The Daily Show Tim Carvell)! The book is on sale now — so any of you who were waiting for an official endorsement from Stewart before deciding to buy it, you’re all out of excuses!
The Planet Tad book is officially on sale!!! New from Harper Collins, the book expands on the trials and tribulations of our hero, Tad, as he tries, desperately, to survive seventh grade.
Click here to learn more and order a copy!
If you’re a fan of Planet Tad, the long running feature by Tim Carvell in the pages of MAD, you might want to preorder yourself a copy of the new Planet Tad book from Harper Collins! The book expands on the trials and tribulations of our hero, Tad, as he tries, desperately, to survive seventh grade.
Click here to learn more and preorder!