Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire" at Ohio State

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum website.


Harvey Kurtzman’s brainchild made its debut as a comic book in 1952 before switching to a magazine format in 1955.

Over the ensuing years, MAD has featured artwork by many of the most talented cartoonists in the industry. 

This comprehensive exhibition will showcase original drawings and paintings by all of the top MAD contributors, including Bill Elder, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Norman Mingo, Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragonés, Don Martin, Mort Drucker and Tom Richmond

There will also be displays of vintage MAD magazines and memorabilia branded with the gap-toothed mug of its iconic mascot, Alfred E. Neuman.

MAD, issue #1, Harvey Kurtzman.

MAD, issue #24, Harvey Kurtzman.

Opening reception and celebration

Join us on Saturday, May 5th from 4 – 7:30pm for the opening reception and celebration of Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire! 

Featuring presentations by legendary MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, collectors Glenn Bray and Grant Geissman, exhibit curator Brian Walker, and MAD editor Bill Morrison. 

FREE and open to the public.

MAD exhibit image by Tom Richmond


Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire
May 5, 2018 – October 21, 2018

The Ohio State University
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High St.
Columbus OH 43210-1393
614 292-0538
cartoons@osu.edu

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