The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber, Wants To Save MAD Magazine
Michael Gerber, the man behind the curtain at American Bystander, is proposing to rescue MAD Magazine. Below: two Tweets from Mr. Gerber sent out yesterday:
The New York Times called The American Bystander “…an essential read for comedy nerds”. Anyone who loves comic art and writing will cheer on Mr. Gerber’s effort to rescue MAD.
Bob Eckstein’s N.Y. Daily News MAD Op-Ed
MAD Cartoonists Vs. New Yorker Cartoonists
Bittersweet. This on Comic-Con International’s 2019 schedule:
In one corner, the New Yorker magazine, top of the cartoon heap, king of the single-panel, and undisputed peak of the artform. In the other corner, MAD magazine, the magazine most humorists cite as their biggest influence. Which magazine is the better patron saint of cartoonists? Who has funnier cartoons? And, most important, who would win in a fight between Eustace Tilley, the fop from the NY’er, and Alfred E. Neuman, the MAD magazine mascot? Distinguished panelists from both magazines duke it out in a free-for-all discussion. May the funniest one win.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
Gil Roth Interviews Karl Stevens
Gil Roth adds Karl Stevens to his remarkable list of interviewees (including a goodly number of comics and cartoonists). Mr. Stevens began contributing to The New Yorker this year.
5 Questions: Rich Sparks
From Esthetic Lens, July 4, 2019, “5 Questions: Cartoonist Rich Sparks”— like it sez.
Mr. Sparks began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. His book, Love and Other Weird Things is out the last day of the year. Visit his website here.