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Interview: Sergio Aragonés on his 5 decade career

Sergio Aragonés is interviewed by The National Post regarding his book, MAD’s Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works.

Q So when you were looking through your older work, were there any that surprised you?

A Very much. I?ve got tens of thousands, and sometimes when I look at them I?ve completely forgot about it. It?s like somebody telling you a new joke. And then sometimes it?s like, ?Oh my God. That?s so silly.? Many, many I completely forgot. The brain is a very strange computer. Once I write it, my brain completely forgets about it. I guess, probably, that?s an advantage in trying to come up with new cartoons ? not remembering the old ones.

Community Comments

#1 Starr D.
December/22/2010
@ 11:41 am

Thanks for the article link. I just love his work!
Started reading my brother’s old “Mad Magazines”
when I was about six or seven….didn’t understand everything
in them, but they were fun! Always especially enjoyed
Aragones’ little cartoons in the margins.

#2 MJ (Michael Pohrer)
December/22/2010
@ 12:23 pm

Looking forward to many more years of the funnies from Sergio.

#3 Ronald Leon
December/22/2010
@ 9:30 pm

one of the greatest all time cartoonist,I admired his work at a very young age.And considered him my mentor,even though I never met him.

#4 Dave Stephens
December/22/2010
@ 10:57 pm

One of the most approachable cartoonists, Sergio is practically an institution at the yearly ComicCon here in San Diego – I read somewhere he developed his super fast style initially when he drew caricatures in Mexico City (or somewhere like that), but I’ve been unable to corroborate this tidbit online…

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