The extended MAD family experienced a loss Saturday when longtime MAD staff member Lenny “The Beard” Brenner passed away. He joined MAD’s art department in 1958 and retired as art director in 1995. During those years there wasn't an issue of MAD that Lenny wasn't involved in, from designing pages, to specing type to wrapping artwork to send to the printer. Most readers will recognize Lenny from his “modeling” in the magazine. Throughout the day, we'll post some of Lenny's best and most infamous appearances. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Lenny's children, grandchildren and family.
From MAD #84, January 1964
Photographer: Lester Krauss