We were saddened to hear of the death of comics legend John Severin, whose work as a MAD cartoonist dates back to our very first issue. Below is his splash for "SANE!" from MAD #10, a parody of the movie Shane and a fitting tribute to a man revered for his work illustrating (serious) Westerns. Writer: Harvey Kurtzman Artist: John Severin
Here’s the cover of MAD #189 and the opening splash of the Welcome Back, Kotter spoof in the same issue, both featuring Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein.
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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.