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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here are some example of the Swedish edition of Mad. Thanks again to Michael Sullivan and to Simon Gardenfors, an editor I worked with for the anthology MegaPyton and was also an editor for their most recent incarnation of Mad.
I believe they're some kind of royalty or politicians.
Translation of Don Martin Beats the High Cost of Living from #180, January 1976.
Foreign editions of Mad have inserts. This board game, the game of Residential Living was in the center.
Instructions for “How to Play”
The back cover has gags about signs you would see on vacation.
If anyone has any idea what's going on the cover of this “Cool Phantom” issue, let me know.
Parodying the comics seems more prevalent in other countries. Before the movie (which people have forgotten already), Tintin was known everywhere but the United States.
The Phantom, although a U.S. Creation, is more popular abroad than here.
I've been told this is a parody of a strip called Asa-Nisse.
Lucky Luke is another character very popular in Europe.
Variations on the famous “paint oneself into a corner” gag in “Keep the Paint”, a pun on “Hallway Paint”
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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 PC veto. You're not wrong to be offended, just not right. 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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Some of you may have noticed that David Rees and I have been producing a
comic for the New York Times Week in Review section called "See Something,
1 year ago
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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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