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Saturday, November 14, 2009
Bananas #46, 1 of 3
BANANAS started out as similar to DYNAMITE, but for older readers. It was kind of THE ELECTRIC COMPANY to DYNAMITE's SESAME STREET. It was published by Scholastic, which made its money from a captive audience. Kids were given fliers in school so parents would be pressured into buying books from them.
BANANAS started out doing profiles of celebrities and current fads like 16 or TIGER BEAT, and pull-out posters of them. Since they were targeted at the same demographic as MAD, they had the same kinds of parodies and “You Know You're a Schnook When..” types of articles. They eventually became an all-humor magazine with one difference...they were in color. As you can see, they relied heavily on movie and TV stills they got
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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