Mad Fold-Outs.

Mad MagazineI, like most readers of this site, grew up reading, looking at, experiencing the full awesomeness of Mad Magazine. Never had a subscription, parents didn’t like it, was filled with crazy jokes and parodies galore – but somehow, I always read it.

One of the things that I always loved, even if I was young and did not understand the political significance of it was the back-page fold out. It was always fun to see what image it was going to be, even if the message of the image was lost on me. The NYT did an AMAZING article on the genius artist, Al Jaffe, who’s been the single mind behind them for the past 40+ years – and they put together an even better interactive review of them. Go Play. It’s worth 10 minutes of your time.