EXCLUSIVE Preview — MAD MAGAZINE #14: The AL JAFFEE Tribute Issue

Featuring an homage to the retiring cartoonist by Sergio Aragones and other treats…

Tom Richmond

Al Jaffee, one of Mad Magazine’s greatest cartoonists ever, is a lusty 99 years old and is finally retiring. So the satirical mag is dedicating Mad #14 to the man who holds the world record for longest career as a comics artist. (73 years and 3 months, according to Guinness.)

The issue — which features Mad’s vintage logo, by the way — is jammed with classic Jaffee strips, as well as tributes by the Usual Gang of Idiots, including the great Sergio Aragones.

And get this: The ish also features Jaffee’s final, never-published fold-in — which was saved for after his retirement. (We don’t want to spoil it for you.)

Dig the table of contents:

Cool, right?

But wait there’s more! Here are three of the issue’s features, including Aragones’ tribute; Jaffee’s first-ever Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions; and one of artist’s classic gadget strips.

Mad #14 is out June 10, from DC.


— 13 MAD FOLD-INS: An AL JAFFEE Celebration. Click here.

— MAD MAGAZINE #15 Brings Back Classic Superhero Parodies. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. This is a must-have. For a second when I saw the link, I thought, “Oh, no! Did Al Jaffee die??” So glad to see it’s a tribute to a true living legend!

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