Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wally Wood comic strips for MAD

Wally Wood's genius for his parodies of other cartoonists is shown by the original art for a double page spread from MAD #68, published in 1959. Heritage Auctions recently sold the artwork for $12,540.50. Wood even did the lettering for this hilarious Gary Belkin piece.

I'm also including three more of Wood's comic strip articles for MAD. These are all taken from the TOTALLY MAD CD set.

Copyright © 1999 E.C. Publications, Inc.

MAD #68:


MAD #72:



MAD #77:




MAD #81:


3 comments:

  1. I'm amused that, in “Behaved Like Ordinary People”, Wood drew Superman as imagining Lois Lane as she appeared in the early '40s.

    But what's this business of imputing toothless senility to 50-year-olds?!?

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  2. As a young MAD reader I thought of anyone over 40 as wheezing with old age, having one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel. Now I wish I was a young guy of 50 again!

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