The National Cartoonists Society held the 66th Annual Reuben Awards in Las Vegas this past weekend. The big winner at this year's ceremony was none other than MAD's very own Tom Richmond, who took home the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year! The Reuben is the highest honor a professional cartoonist can receive.
Mad Men fans have waited over a year and a half for the show to return, and this Sunday the first episode of season five will finally debut. Let's just hope series creator Matthew Weiner (second from left) didn't use these copies of MAD for inspiration.
Holy half-pound hot dogs! Take a look at this amazing splash from the Mike & Molly satire in our current issue, MAD #514. It's by National Cartoonist Society "Cartoonist of the Year" nominee Tom Richmond from a script by Arnie Kogen! Click the art to make it super-sized.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died over the weekend. According to state television, the departed great leader will continue to work for his starving people, now as fertilizer to help grow crops. The ruthless, paranoid dictator leaves behind a son, Kim Jong Un, 8 nuclear missiles and 14 pairs of elevator shoes.
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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.
Modern Family was the big winner in last night’s Emmy telecast, collecting five awards. But we’ll see how long their euphoria lasts once they realize we’ve posted the opening splash from our spoof of their little show. Written by Arnie Kogen and illustrated by Tom Richmond, the takeoff originally appeared in MAD #509. And for those of you who are about to comment and say we’re only doing this so we can be associated with a winner – good call!