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Bob Mankoff memoir to be published next spring

A memoir penned by New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff is set to be released in March of next year. The book is entited, “How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: A Life in Cartoons” From the publisher’s description: With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Help fund MAD documentary looks like a great project. My name is Alan Bernstein – I am the Co/Producer and Director of the movie When We Went MAD! a documentary that explores the history and influence of MAD Magazine. Whether you grew up reading MAD, had a brother or sister who read it, or remember a parent who […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Help fund MAD documentary

60 years of MAD Mag analyzed by Fast Company

Susan Karlin looks at the new coffee table book “Totally Mad” about the last 60 years of MAD Magazine for Fast Company magazine. The original Mad men were a group of subversive cartoonists and writers poking fun at anything that carried the slightest hint of authority. Today?s editorial crop have a much harder job–satirizing folks […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Newsweek to cease print publication; going 100% digital in 2013

Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast – which owns Newsweek, has announced that December 31 will be the last print edition of Newsweek. Starting in early 2013, it will be called Newsweek Global will only be available via digital devices and the web. We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Comments: 7 Comments

New Yorker cartoon banned on Facebook

The New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff responds to a cartoon by Mick Stevens that was banned on Facebook because it depicted a naked Adam and Eve. The New Yorker has a Facebook page, which a lot of you like, or maybe it’s just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Help Stay Tooned! Magazine win small business grant

John Read, the publisher of Stay Tooned! magazine, has applied for a grant by Chase and LivingSocial for $250,000 and would like your support to qualify. To lend your support, visit and login (they make you use your Facebook credentials which means they will have access to certain information about you such as your […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Interviewed: Dick DeBartolo talks about writing for MAD Mag

The Paris Review interviewed long-time MAD Magazine writer Dick DeBartolo about his long career starting in 1962. As you watch a movie, are you keeping count of the gags and writing ideas down? Yeah, and after I see the movie, I write a whole outline of it, and then I go through it again and […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Dick DeBartolo talks about writing for MAD Mag

Tom Richmond wins 2012 Reuben Award; Division awards announced

Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2012,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Reviewed: Blown Covers – the rejected covers of The New Yorker

Liza Donnelly writes a review of the book Blown Covers about the rejected New Yorker magazine covers: This is what I love about Blown Covers, the new book by The New Yorker?s art editor, Francoise Mouly. Despite the title of the book, it is about more than just rejected covers. It gives us a peek […]

Posted on: May 17, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Reviewed: Blown Covers – the rejected covers of The New Yorker

Richmond reviews MAD Mag’s new iPad app

NCS President and MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond gives a play by play of using the new MAD Magazine iPad app. As usual, when Tom gives a review of a product, it’s quite detailed.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

MAD Magazine exhibit planned for Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will soon be hosting a rare exhibit of MAD Magazine art according to news posted on Tom Richmond’s. Andrew Farago, the curator for the museum writes: Love MAD? Our next exhibition is going to be the greatest collection of MAD art ever assembled, going all the way back […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 4 Comments

Success in Comics: Stay Tooned! publisher John Read

John Read enjoyed a 21 year career in the entertainment industry (movies, commercials) and teaching cartooning to kids age 7-12. Inspired by Jud Hurd’s Cartoonists PROfiles, he started Stay Tooned! magazine. John shared the four things NOT to do with your cartooning career and the 12 you should. Notes: Stay Tooned! is an old school […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

The Atlantic: digital advertising revenue exceeds print

Good news for those of us watching print media struggle to gain sufficient advertising revenue as they transition to digital. The Atlantic magazine’s online advertising revenue has overtaken its print revenue for the first time. The Atlantic, which expects to make about $18.6 million from advertising this year, or slightly more than half of its […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on The Atlantic: digital advertising revenue exceeds print

MAD Magazine launches blog

\MAD Magazine has launched a blog called “The Idiotical.” It has the same line of humor as the magazine but the content is heavy on Photoshopped images.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on MAD Magazine launches blog

The new Editor & Publisher site?

I haven’t been a regular visitor to Editor & Publisher since they laid off Dave Astor, so I’m not sure when the relaunch of their site went live. I remember when E&P was bought out they wanted to do a redesign and drop the pay wall.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on The new Editor & Publisher site?