We were saddened to learn of the passing of long-time MAD contributor Paul Laikin, who began writing for MAD back in 1957. Here's one of Paul's last MAD pieces, "Ronald Reagan's Gettysburg Address", from MAD #231, June 1982. Jack Rickard was the artist.
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.