• Some MAD Birthdays! Al and Sam!

    3 monthes ago - By Tom Richmond

    Illustrations done for CNN, circa 2011
    Wishing a happy birthday today to two of my artistic heroes! Longtime MAD artist and MAD ‘s art director for over two decades, Sam Viviano has been a real mentor to me for twenty plus years. Sam is 65 today! That's barely out of diapers compared to the other birthday boy.
    Al Jaffee is 97 years old today. He just completed yet another fold-in job for MAD , where his artwork has appeared in 500 of the 550 published issues. I don't throw the term “genius” around lightly, but in Al's case the shoe fits. As an artist, writer and humorist, he's number one...
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