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Special Art Issue
Ladies and Qentlemen-. We are very pleased to announce that this is going to be
a real high-class issue.
T^ow first oj all, in movies when you see actors and actresses, you know so much
about them, lorinstance you know all the important things about their lives, you
know all about who they're married to, you know all about who they were married to,
you know all about who they're going to get married to, and you know all about who
they'd better get married to. you know about all the hardships they suffered in life
making a career like forinstance how many times they been in jail and etc.
"But how's about cartoonists? Tiow's about comic-book artists? Do you hear all
about them? Do you know the important things they've done like how many times in
jail and etc.? Hah? Do you? Uab I'm asking you? 7he answer is "T^ol" So what's so
hot about actors and actresses that they get all the attenion? Jell me? What's so hot about
a 'Marilyn Monroe? Wait a minute! Let's start all over again. Cartoonists are practically
the same as actors. Actors work on a stage cartoonists work on a page. Actors make
plenty money, cartoonists make plenty lucky-bucks.
They're both just the same.
So, like actors get stories of their lives told all the time, we, the big wheels oj MAD
have decided to devote this whole issue to one oj our lucky cartoonists. We have decided
to give this lucky jellow the kind oj write- up that movie-stars get. Even ij the
public would rather read about movie-stars, we have decided! . . . Even ij our readers
don't want stories about cartoonists, we have decided'. . . . Even ij this cartoonist don't
want stories about cartoonists (inconsiderate, miserable two-bit hack) we have decided'.
So here's what we're going to do. We're going to take this whole issue to show ofj
the art-work oj one oj our cartoonists jrom the time he was a tiny, miserable two-bit hack
injant to the present when he is now a big, miserable two-bit hack grown-up.
And so, all kidding aside, to you, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, things jrom
outer-space . . . we proudly present to you a portfolio the work oj that illustrious
cartoonist, that clever crajtsman, that miserable two-bit back . .
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BILL(TAD ELDER

Mad. Apr., 1955Vol. 1. No. 22. Published Monthly by Educational Comics, Ino., at 225 Lafayette St., New York 12. N. T. William M. Gaines.
Managing Editor. Harvey Kurtzman. Editor. Marie Severin. Color Editor. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at New York. fl. X.
Subscription, 8 Issues for $1 In Uie U.S. Elsewhere. $1.25. Entire contents copyrighted 1955 by Educational Comics. Inc. Unsolicited manuscripts
will not bo returned unless accompanied by stamped return envelope. No similarity between any of the characters, names or persona appearing in Una
maeazlne with any of those living or dead is Intended, and any such similarity is purely coincidental. Printed in U.S.A.
?,} C CHICKEN eXT)BLDe* OBPT.i MAO'S PMS1 LAUGH 19 60ING TO BE ON YOU SINCE YOU TH0U6HT YOU WERE
S S f A S / K ' U ; 8 ^ OR^S11 GOT W l 9
*CKmH6 MESS/ ANYHOW SINCE TRUE GENIUS SHOWS AT A N
.^-Ae ~ H A V t T 0 6 F A R B A C K T 0 F U U Y UNPERSTANt? HIS ART-WORK; TO EXPLAIN HOW HE CAME BY HIS
TALENTEP MINP...HOW HE ACClPENTALLY FELL ON HI5 HEAP/ANPSO WE PRESENT THE PRAWIN6S OF Bill EIPBR..,

PROM THE MOMENT BILL EL PER WAS HIS PRAWING RAPlPLY IMPROVEP GET- STILL HE CONTINUEP TO (SET &ETTK.
0ORN...P/P ME YELL FOR MlLK?..PlP HE TING fAOKE ANP MORE CONVEX A S ANP AT THE AGE OF fWO WEEKS WITH
SMRlEK TO BE BURPEP?' NO.' ME PREW YOU CAN SEE IN THIS PICTURE HE MIS CHUBBY LITTLE FlNSER PlPPEPlN CHICK-
THIS SCRAWL IN COIOKEP CHICKEN FAT / 5CRAWLEP AT THE ASE OF 0 * WEEK.' EN-FAT,. HE CRuPELY SCRAWLEP THIS PICTURE.'

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ON HIS FIRST &IRTHPAY, ELPER GOT BEING VERY A M B I T I O U S HE E X P E R I - PESPITE MIS AGE... HIS SIZE... THE SHOT
FINGER. PAINTS WHICH HE SUCCESSFULLY /VlENTEP5hAiEARING O N A F F E R E N T HJS MOTHER (SAVE H I M . . . MECONTINUEP
M I X E P WITH CHICKEN-FAT T O M A K E SURFACES ANP TEXTURES A S IN HIS EXPERIMENTS S H M E A R l N G WWNTING
THESE SHMEAR5... HIS FIRST PAINTING/ PAINTING *Z ON THE. FAMILY TOWEL5 ' *3 ON UNCLE. LOUIE'S B A L D H E A D /

S I N C E A TRUE ARTIST EXPERIMENTS WITH P l F F E R E N T AT AGE 2, YOUH6 ELPER. SEEKING LARGER C A N V A S S E S TO


PAINTS A N P SURFACES TO PAINT O N , PAINTING * 5 W A S WORK OH PIP PAINTING *50 IH F I N G E R - P A I N T M I X E D
PONE IN FINGER PAINT MIXEI7 WITH CHICKEN-FAT A N P WITH CHICKEN-FAT, H-O OATS, M A S H E P B A N A N A PULFJ
H-OOATS SHfAEAREO ON AUNT BRUNHILPA'S BEST PRESS! A N P C R E O S O T E , SHMEAREP ON HIS MURSERY'

AT AGE 5, YOUNG ELPER LOOKING FOR 5TUL LARGER PROJECTS, Pip PAINTING * 7 S IN FINGER -PAINT THIS TIME M I X E P WITH
PUCK-FAT, H-O OATS, M A S H E P B A N A N A - P U L p CREOSOTE, BOSCO, 5 - l N - O N E OIL, KIWI SHOE-POLISH ANP HALAVAH.
5HMEAREP IN THE POWNSTAIRS LIVING ROOM OF HIS LAVISH HOME.' LOOKING BACK ON THIS PAINTING, ELPER HAS ALWAYS FELT THAT IT
FAILEP IN ASENSE ANP REGRETS HE USEP PUCK-FAT INSTEAD OF CHICKEN-FAT.'AT AGE 4, YOUNG aPER TACKIER HIS M05TAM8ITI0U5 PROJECT'
VER
'7Dll^E%?L^ WOPUCED/ANP S a AT A<3E4, HE MANAGE*
IT 2525 , ~5 B U y HIM A FIN6ER
"WMT KIT...THE JUMBO 5ET... ANP ME SET ABOUT MIXING THE FAINTS WITH THE U S U A L
SMSSSS} ! & 2 f i f i S 2 S & " * * EOSOTE, B05Ca 5-M-ONE OIL, ^i%^W^H^^%T^6%^S
CHUMOPmiMHEPKOC&eEP TO SHMEAR. THIS PAINTING CSMPLETEL/ OVER THE POWN-TOWN AREAI O F A.WHOLE CITY/

T O W HIS SMMEARS, /MOST Of THE/* SHMEAREP AT Z /EARS OLP, IN HIS STICK/ LITTLE CRIB WHILE SITTING THERE COOING CO* -
TENTEPLy SURROUNPEP &Y HIS CHICKEN -FAT, HIS AANANA-PULP ANP CLOUPS OF GREEN FLIES...TOO*/ THOSE SHMEARS/5 O F WHICH
ARE SHOWN BELOW; ARE HUN IN VARIOUS MUSEUMS ANP SK5NEP WITH ELPERS VARIOUS PEN NAMES SUCH AS '0RAOUE,* 'MATISSE'
PICASSO, ETC... THAT IS WHy VER/OFTEN, YOU CAN HEAR OBSERVERS EXOAIM, 'WHY TH05E PAINTIN65 LOOK LIKE THEY'VE BEEN SHMEAREP BY A I YAR Op'"

"war
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tXS?&JjFLlEr'* <H2*i*?'"* "* ^H! 9 NAUSEATING NARRATIVE.' IT IS HERE THAT we
RfcMN THE FORMATIVE TEARS... WHEN THE ARTIST HAD EXPERIENCES WHICH WOULD SHAPE HIS WORK TO CO*...
EXPERIENCES LIKE WORKING WITH DIFFERENT FAINTS, TESTING PIFFERENT TOOLS, FEELING PIFFERENT TEXTURES, '
ESCAPING PIFFERENT POLICEMEN.../AND SO WE PRESENT THE WORK OF THE SENILIS OIOT, BiU i&*

{ N O T E ELDER, CIRCLED, PICTURED WITH FAMILY.)

VOUNG- ELDER'S FIRST TRULY EXPERIMEN- THE >OUNG ARTIST TRlEP MIS WET- THIS THIRD EXAMPLE OF- WET-WINDOW
TAL PRAWING WAS 'WET-WINLOW ART' WINPOW ART ON VARIOUS TYPES OF ART WAS PARTICULARLY PlFFfOJLT SINCE IT
PRAWN WITH A WARM LITTLE FATTy FINGER, GLASSES AS IN THIS INSTANCE ON WAS PRAWN FROM INSIDB THE WASHING
ON FROSTEPORVAPOR-O.OUPEP GLASS / UNCLE LOUIE'S GLASSES.' MACHINE... WHILE STILL WASHING*
NEXT, THE >OUNG ARTIST TOOK TO DRAW- WHILE ANOTHER KID M*SHT WIN PROWESS ELDER ALSO WON PROWESS fO(Z HIS
ING WITH CHALK, AS BELOW, IN THE AS BALL-PLAYER, ELDER WON PROWESS ELABORATE 'WCK-ME-HARP*PRAWINGS
GUTTER.' THEN... MUCH AS NOW, ONE COULP AS A SCORE-KEEPER, PRAWlNG THESE THAT HE CHALKEP BY THE HUNPREPS,
ALWAYS FIND XXJH6 ELPER IN THE SUTTER/ UNUSUAL 'STICK-BALL "5CORES BELOW/ ANP TINTEP WITH CHICKEN -FAT/

TRUE ART IS FUNCTIONAL.' NOTICE HOW FUNCTIONALLy PRAWN THE YOUNG ARTIST LEFT MANY O F THESE EXAMPLES O F
ELPER'S 'K1CK-ME-HARD"PRAWINGS WERE...PLACEP CLEVERLY GUTTER-ART BEHIND/NOTE THIS IMAGINATIVE APPROACH,
IN POORWAYS FOR MAIN FUNCTION OF GIVING ANYBOPY USING AN INTERESTING- TEXTURE... ONE EXAMPLE OF THE
&& KICK WHEN THEY STEPPEP ON PRAWlNG/ WORK LEFT...CPRAWN ON AN ELEPHANT;...

30y ELPER ALSO PISCOVEREP THE JOY O F WORKING- AT THE AGE OF Q, HE WAS ALREADY SCULPTING SMALL
IN 3 PIMENSIONS/...THE PLEA5URE OF TURNING A CLAY BITS OF CLAY INTO REALISTIC ANIMAL FIGURES SHOWN
LUMP ON THE POTTERS WHEEL INTO A SPITOON...THE JOY BELOW. YOU MUST ADMIT THAT IT'S DIFFICULT NOT TO
IN SHAPING PLASTIC INTO SPIT-BALLS FOR HIS PUTTY-BLOWER.. MISTAKE THEM FOR THE REAL THING"/
WERE ARE SOME BiTS OF SCULPTURE HERE IS AN INTERESTING LITTLE ASH-
THE LITTLE RASCAL. CARVEp JUST RE- ANOTHER PIECE OF WORK ME PUT'
TRAY ME KNOCKEP OUT VY/TM MIS T06ETXER FROM MIS aASTlCINE SET
FORE HE LEFT FOR. SCHOOL... RE- PLASTICINE 5ET, UNPER, THE PEN-
FORM SCHOOL THAT 1 5 / HE CALLEC 'THE THINKER*/ THIS USEP
NAME OF 5ENVENUTO CELLINI ' UP A WHOLE JUMSO PLASTICINE 5 E T '

AT AGE IO, SOY ELPER. SAVEP /MONEY TO Buy AS MANY SETS OF PLASTICINE AS HP mum A N D TOOK- A, . -rue
2 2 5 ? ' E * * ? * 3 7 ^ T ' ^ < * " OF THEIR CELLOPHANE^P ^ ^ V ^ ^ m f l ^ S ^ S ^ ^ ^ E
EE&zZ22i A L ' m C H K , ^ M tAT...ANP PUT THE PLASTICINE IN ONE BIG LUMP ANPTHENI HE SCULPTEPTS H J S
HEARS SEEN BELOW .NTO THIS fflfr LLWCf PlASTICWE WEAR.N& OUT A RICOZP NUMBERTOINTEPU ^ p l T ^ ^ T H E ^ R O C e f f '

C N O *U?&K iWKilCl^
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LIKE A TRUE ARTIST, THE YOUHG ELPER'S WHEN HIS CLASS TOOK UP PUG-WEAVING. ALSO, WHEN HIS CLASS TOOK UP RAPlA
TALENTS WERE BY HO MEANS CONFINEP ELPER, NOT CONTENT WITH THE LITTLE WEAVING, ELPER, NOT CONTENT WITH
TO PRAWIN6S ANP SCULPTURE . HE /MACE 5 INCH RUG-5 THEy MAPE, TURNEP OUT THE LITTLE 5 INCH RAFIA SKIRTS TURNEP
MANY PAPER CUT-OUTS, ETC. CSELOW;.'
THIS MAG-NIFICENT 5 YARP RUS-. OUT THIS MAGNIFICENT 5 FT. HULA CANCER'

WHEN, IN PRAWTN6 CLASS, THEY PREW VALENTINE CARPS, ELPER SHOWEP HIS TRUE FIBRE.' WAS HE SATISFIED TO
LEAN BACK ANP SCRAWL THESE PHONEY HEARTS LIKE yOU SEE ON PLAINS CARPS, ETC.f NO.' OUR. ELPER. PIP
RESEARCH f HE GOT AHOLP OF A REAL HEART WHICH HE THEN PROCEEPEP TO MAKE A MAGNIFICENT PRAWING-
OF TO THE TEACHER'S WONPERMENT... ESPECIALLY SINCE THE REAL HEART HE GOT AHOLP OF, WAS HUMAN /

HIS TALENT WAS NOT CONFINEP TO ART CLASS/... YOU KNOW HOW IN SCIENCE CLASS, YOU PRAW PIA6RAMS OF EXPERI -
MENTS IN YOUR NOTE O O K f WELL...BELOW IS A TYPICAL PAGE OUT OF A NORMAL STUPENT'S SCIENCE NOTES/ NEXT TO
IT IS A TYPICAL PAGE OUT OF ELPER'S SCIENCE NOTES.' YOU KNOW WHAT?... ELPER NEVER. COPIED HIS P/AGRAMS OUT
OF THE TEXT-BOOKS/.. .INSTEAP, THE PEOPLE FROM THE TEXT- gQOKS CAME ANP COPIED P/A6RAMS OUT OF ELDER'S NOTES,'.
**i COHoetN-HT) &pgK Ptrrv eotrrtNutP: NOW WE COME TO PART WHERE HIS VIRTUES, ABILITIES A M P TALENTS
JELLEP. CRYSTAUZINS INTO THE M L 8LDE* WE KNOW TODAY/ IN OTHER WORDS, NOW WE COME TO PART WHERE Mf
WAS DEFINITELY AN IDIOT/...THIS THEN, IS THE YOUTH...OLP ENOUGH TO PURSUE VIRTUOUS GOALS, IDEALS, 6RAMO
PURPOSES...TOO YOUN6 TO PURSUE MAIN IMPORTANTEST THINS OF A U . . . MONEY/... THIS THEN IS 0/Ll ELD&*..

(FROM LEFT TO RlSHT. SHOLPERER, MANET, RENOR, ASTRUC, ZOtA,MAlTRE, BAZILLE, MONET. NOTE ELDER CIRCLED.)

NATURALLY... UKE MOST YOUNG ARTISTS YESSIR...HE KNEW, LIKE EVERYONE ...MATTER O F PACT, HE ONCE TRIED
ELDER TURNED TO OIL PAINTING.' START- ELSE, HE'D HAVE TO START PRO* THE STARTING PROM THE TOP OF THE IAPDER.'
ING AT THE BOTTOM Of THE IAPDER.' BOTTOM OF THE LAODER.' HIS NEXT .:.SPULED THE PAINT... AND BROKE Z RIBS.'
HE PIP THIS OIL PAINTING-... A WALL.' OIL FAINTING WAS THIS CEILING/ HIS NEXTCHL PAINTING WAS THIS FENCE '.
REALIZING MOUSE -PAINTING- WASN'T CREATIVE ENOUGH
CUTER. WITH EASEL ANP BRUSHES, TOOK TO THE HIGH ROAP' .. UNLIKE MOST MUSTACHE-ARTISTS. ELPER. PUT HIS CURATIVE
GENIUS TO WORK AS IN THIS 'SMLEPPES' &LLBOARP WHERF
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OP HIS WORK WHILE ON THE HIGH-'
INSTEAP OP PAINTING A MUSTACHE ON... ELPER PAINTEP ~
ROAP.'...ABILlBOARP/(HE PAINTEP THE MUSTACHES) THE MUSTACHE Off THE MAN FROM SHLEPPES '

VS^iwPSSL W E ? *?* STITUTI0N .*- * *EP LETTER PAY .MMEPIATELX ELPER'S PAINTING CAU5HT ON' . FRIENPS WKg STRUCK
IN HIS LIFE...MAINLY SINCE HE HAP TO PAINT 'HOT- LIPS LlPSCHlTz BY THE PESI6N By THE SOLP COLORS BV THF oyNAMir *VMM
V ATR0P1C
^ * * ? f * * - * RECLINING NUPE OH THE SHORE' REQUESTS TO PUPL.CATE ON NECKTIES l l f F U S R E S E N T W T . '

AT THIS PEROP, CLOP ELPER, NEEPLESS


TO SAY WAS STILL IN THE CRUPE5T STA6E_
POIN6 PAINTINGS PEOPLE UNPERSTOOO.
LIKE FORINSTANCE, LANP-SCAPE5... SEA-SCAPES ...ANP FIRE- SCAPES.
BUT... WITH PRACTICE... HE WAS S O O N THIS IS HIS SECONP.ABSTRACT WHICH IS THIS THIRPABSTRACT CONVEYS A FEELING
ABLE TO VO PAINTINGS PEOPLE PIP NOT INTENPEP TO CONVEY THE FEELING- OP OF WEATHER...WEATHER IT'S GOING TO BE
UNPERSTANP.' .HERE IS HIS FIRST A B 3 - A FINGERNAIL SCOTCHING ON A BLACK- HOT...WEATHER IT'S GOING TO BE COLR..
TRACT FAINTING TITLER 'CMKKEN-FAT'.' BOMCVANPIS ENTITLE? S l M P L X . ' f t W ? ANP ISSIMPLY ENTITLEP'HURRICAMtCAROi'f

NEXT, )OUNG ELPER WAS INTROPUCEP TO THE HIS FIFTH, BY THE a E V E R USE O F FLAT HIS SIXTH CREATES A FEELING Of CLASHING
TYPE ART WHERE YOU PISTORT AN IMAGE PLANES, CREATES AN ILLUSION OF PEPTH.'... HARMON/, VET AN INNER TRANQUILITY/.. IN
TO 6ET TWO VIEWS AT THE SAME TIME A S BESIPE5 PLANES IS USED SAWS, HAMMERS, , OTHER WORDS, BUFFERH ACTS TWICE AS FAST.
M THIS, HIS FOURTH ABSTRACT... *6IM*I NAILS, ETC...AS IN THIS ONE CALLER 'leWTTOH*.' AS ASPIRIN IN THIS ABSTRACT CAUEP 'ORP.'

EXPERIMENTING ROUGHLY ALONG THE UNE5 Of MARCEL PUCHAMP'S 'MM* DtSt&IOmG A STAIRCASE*'YOUN6 ELPER FBINTEP THIS SEV-
ENTH ABSTRACT ENTITLEP,'I PXSAMJ&I PSCMPP A STAIRCASE IN MY PI AY TEX UMP0WEAR'.'KHZR A WHOLE SERIES Of SUCH BRIL-
LIANT ABSTRACTS,ELPER SUPPENLY COMPLETELY CHAN&EP HIS ART STXLE... SUDDENLY TOOK A TURN THAT CHANGED HIS WHOLE OUTLOOK... HIS
WHOLE UfelWS TURN HE TOOK WAS INTO A ONE WAY STREET THE WRONG WAY'... WHAT A WRECK/...STILL PAYING.'... CHAN6EP HIS WHOLE LIFE I
9 ^ ^ TURN ...FROM SICKENING ABSTRAC- HERE WE HAVE A WkiNTING, ANOTHER EX- NOTICE BY THE TUT IN THESE PAINTINGS
TON TO NAUSEATING REALISM... A 5 IN THIS AMPLE OF ELPERS STARK REALISM, HOW ELPER CAPTURE? REALISM CREATE?
FftlNT1NGCALLEP*[*XORES H05SENPFEFFER, ENTITLED "COZNOWSK1 STARK, ZELPA BY A SHORT LEG ON HIS EASEL A S IN
GlENPA' FORBU5H ANP5ABRINA C07N0WSI0"/ 5TARK ANP ERMENGARPE STARX.' THIS PAINTING, 'COZNOWSKI COZNOW5KI'.'

YOU MIGHT THINK HE HAP CREATEP THE ULTIMATE IN ABSOLUTE HERE XXJ WILL NOTICE HOW ELPER ATTEMPTEP TO CONVEY A FEEL
REALISM/... NOT 50! WITH THIS PAINTING ENTITLE? ' P O M M - P O - ING OF REALISM...PEPTH...SOLIPlTy IN THIS PAINTING CALLEP "UA-
POHM-POMMM" ELPER ACHIEVEP NEW HEIGHTS OF REALISM.' ONCIPEN- VA- V O O M ' / TO OBSERVE, HOLP ANY OLP 3-P GLASSES BEFORE THE
TALLY THE FIGURE ON THE LEFT 15 PURPORTEPLY 5AYING. 'HOW'S fOUK. *OM. tV?) FACE, JUST ENOUGH TO IET THE EYEBALLS BULGE COMFORTABLY/

FINAU.Y...THE LAST EXAMPLE OF THIS NONSENSE ( WE ARE RELIEVEP TO SAY^ HIS FINAL EXPERIMENT IN REALISM ...A PAINTING IN CINEMA
SCOPE.'(CURVE TO VIEW PROPERLY/; THEY LAUGHEP WHEN THEY FOUNP YOUNG ELPER PAINTING... HIS CANVAS CURVEP AROUNP HIS HEAP.'
FEW VISUALIZE? THE USE THIS TECHNIQUE WOULP RECEIVE IN YEARS TO COME... FEW EXCEPT SOME FAR-SI6HTEP ESKIMOS POWN
FROM THE NORTH-POLE WHO FOUNP THESE PAINTINGS EXCELLENT PERORATIONS FOR FITTING THE CURVEP WALLS O F THEIR IGLOOS.'
Sr/IoSlk:".' MCTUAUY * * * NOTE WW THE "BLUE BOY' RUBS WHERE A DOLLAR PILL BUT WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE
A g M E R HfT
^ .. * * WOT T E W P I W 6 ESHfl7 TREASURY PEPT.'HENCE THE UHFWBHEP TORTOH

WCtf NONA* H*T#,4 NMTEft JUtf-.'.HERE WE SEE ONE OF YOVH& HMSTUER'S AAOTMER'...HOT THE TENSE EXPRESSION OH THE
aPEKS MANY GIRL-FRIENDS... THIS ONE JUSTCOME FROM THE SUBJECT DUE TO HER SON'S CONSTANT MADDENING WHISTLING
BARBER-SHOP TOWELS AND ALL... WAS IN THE ACT OF THROWING IN THE NEXT ROOM WHICH SHE BY THE WAY ENDED WITH A SMALL
SLOP INTO THE BACK LOT INSTEAl? OP THE GARBAGE - PAIL ' REVOLVER SHE HELD CONCEALED IN HER 'KERCHIEF'

1
l i ^ - S ^ ^ ^ J ^ ^ ^ ! ^ ^ ^ ! ? " ^ . '<*'"* <* THE SIXTmECHAKL:* HUGE CEILING MURAL.' YOU MIGHT
ife WAS INGENIOUSLY BUILT UPSiPe-OOWM, ADJACENT TO TS OWN FOUNDATIONS' ELDER THEN DID THE MURAI ON THF Fi nne AND WHEN
ft *WS DRY, THE BU.LONG WAS ROLLED * W SIPE UP ONTO ITS FOUNDATIONS MUCH LIKE A B A R R E L ! f f S A ^ E S ^ W J M K ^ f l S
Dear Editors: sometimes good, sometimes bad. What you are doing
Because Monday came 6n Friday instead of Thurs- is better then the efforts of your competitors, but still
day, you are invited to a Christmas Eve on the after- leaves much to be desired. I feel that it would be
noon of an Easter morning, July 4th. The party is to be conceited to claim that your endeavors are highly
held at 12 below zero, provided that the sun is shining intelligent simply because I happen to enjoy them.
bright that night. Admission is free to all children However, the stodgy, stiff-minded people who con-
over 70 years of height. The boat will leave the airport demn MAD strike me as very narrow-minded. At the
at 13:00 A.M. If you miss the car, swim over to the moment, I find your magazine very funny, and so
train and wait because we don't charge for being on for the past two years I have been a subscriber. I pre-
time. When you get to the drugstore on"the corner, sume that I will some day outgrow MAD. When that
in the middle of the block, you will have gone the happens, I shall terminate my relations with you.
wrong way. So jump in the little red boat painted Robert CrosmanSilver Springs, Md.
green and fly back down the street. Our address is
above but we don't live there any more. We live at . . . What do you do when your mother thinks that
33.3Vy Invisible Street, the house on the vacant you people are writing crime comics in MAD? I told
lot. Please be on time because we don't expect you my mother you write funny comics . . . she said "Yes,
anyway. Two shots will be fired at each guest. Anyone I know. Sixteen ways to kill a man."... What to do?
found dead will be tried for murder.Johnny Jenkins Wayne SteeleNorth Wilkesboro, N. C.
Beaumont, Tex.
. . . M A D comics smell like under my toes. But I
like the smell under my toes anyway. I have six toes
. . . I followed the dots on the cover of MAD # 18, because I soak them in Phud. I also chew on my
and it turned out to be one furshlugginer mess. What feet.Dead FredPrinceton, 111.
the heck is it supposed to be?Bob ShermanSeattle,
Wash. . . . I don't know if you know it or not but I was the
kid who sent in the MAD # 1 3 to be autographed by
you eds., artists, etc., and I want to say thank you,
and there isn't another Comic Company in the busi-
ness that would do that but E.C. E.C is the only
company that cares a hoot about the readers.Jimmy
Riley-Harrisburg, 111.

. . . I know what a Potrzebie is. Its a Bloodle that has


been jitzing so fast that it cnxorzpqled.Anonymous
. . . I hold an unshakable opinion that Potrzebie and
Veeblefetzer are hoaxes perpetrated by several drunken
artists.Gerald BurnsSt. Clair Shores, Mich.
Potrzebie bounces.ed.
. . . I'm a little tired of reading the foolish letters advertisement
from your ardent fans and bitter enemies which you
print in Mad Mumblings. In one letter I find an opin- NotmuchroomlefttosaythatsubscriptionstoMADcost
ion voiced that your publication is seducing the youS 1.00for8jimdandvissues.Sendloot,lettersetc.,to:
minds of our youngsters. The next letter is from a MAD Editors
simple minded person who eulogizes you as intellect- Room 706, Dept. 22
ual giants. Enough of this nonsense. Gentlemen, you 225 Lafayette Street
have a magazine which, like any other publication, is New York 12, New York
I ^ - I IW-J l

STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION, REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24, 1912, AS AMENDEO
BY THE ACTS OF MARCH 3, 1933, AND JULY 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
of M A D published Monthly at N e w York, N . Y., for October 1, 1954.
I. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editor. trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the person
menaging editor, and business managers are: Publisher, Educa or corporation for whom such trustee is acting; also the state-
tional Comics Inc., 225 Lafayette St., New York 12, N . Y., ments in ttje two paragraphs show the effiant's full knowledge
Editor, Harvey Kurtzman, 225 Lafayette St., New York 12, and belief as to the circumstances and conditions under which
N . Y . . Managing Editor, William M. Gaines, 2 2 5 Lafayette St., stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the
New York 12, N . Y . ; Business manager, Lyle Stuart, 225 Lafay- books of the company, as trustees, hold stock and securities in a
ette St., New York 12, N . Y. capacity other than that of a bona fide owner.
2. That the owner is: Educational Comics Inc., 225 Lafayette 5. The average number of copies of each issue of this publi-
St., New York 12, N. Y. Wm. M. Gcines, 225 Lafayette St., cation sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to
New York 12, N . Y. J. K. Gaines, 2 2 5 Lafayette St., N e w York paid subscribers during the 12 months preceding the date shown
12. N. Y. V. E. MacAdie, 225 Lafayette St., New York 12, N . Y . above was: (This information is required from daily, weekly,
3. T h a t the known bondholders, mortgagees, and other semiweekly, and triweekly newspapers only.)
security holders owning or holding one percent or more of total (Signed) WILLIAM M. GAINES, Publisher.
amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are: None. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of
4. Paragraphs 2 end 3 include, in cases where t'.ie stockholder September, 1954. Ettore De Stefano, Notary Public. ( M y com-
or security holder appears upon the books of the company as mission expires March 30, 1956.)
Mi (CHKK&I'FAT)EUMrn Ppr., eommao: A M P SO... THE tome ARTIST BECAME A M A N . ' BEHINP H I M W A S EXPERIENCE.' H *
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AIL WNPS OF FME THIN6S.' HE NWS NOW PRERARED TO CHOOSt WHICH Of THESE FINE THINGS ME WOULD DEVOTE THE REST OF MIS l I F t TO
MAKE/. AND YOU KNOW WHICH HE CHOSE TO MAKE, DEAR READER?LRKXT.'_HE CHOSETOMAKE MONEY' AND SO, OK THIS MOTE WF. TURKTOBLUER.

(NOTE ELPER CIRCLEP, PAINTING MUSTACHE)

IT WAS HERE THAT ELPERS EXPERIENCE WITH KICK ME H A R P ' WITH A BLACK MARKING CRAYON ANP ASSORTEP CARPBOARPS,
5IGNS PAIP O F F SINCE BECAUSE O F THIS EXPERIENCE, HE HE TURNEP OUT SIGNS SUCH A S 'CLOSEP FOR REPAIRS,"
WAS ABLE TO GET O P P J O B S LETTERING... LIKE F O R l N - "MEN,"WESTERN UNION MESSENGERS WANTEP.'.. EXAMINE THIS
STANCE LETTERING PRICES ON BRQWN PAPER BAGS FOR PU5HCART5.' BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF H/S LETTERING ON THIS HOT-POG CART/
NOW, SO PAR, RPER PIP NOTHING P C * THE REPRODUCTION (EXCEPT y<?60R^e...rMINb35 WERE HAPPENING NOW.'.. HIS t ^ X T PIECi OF
M K RAISE- RABBrT5;.'...THIS THEN WAS MIS FIRST JOB TO BE REPRO- PRWTEP ART WORK WAS THIS PAPER BAG TRAPE MARK'.... HERE
OJCWC0H THEM!MEOSRAPH)..A HANP-PRAWN MENU.'...IT 15 INTEREST- A6AlN,THe CHICKEN-FAT STAINS WERE HOT E10ERS..JHI5 LAST EX-
H6THAT WTHI5C*SE...THE CHICKEN-FAT STAINS WERE A O r ELDERS.' ISTING 5AWIE HAVING BEEN MISTAKEN!^ USEP FOR A 5AR0ASE-PAIL UNER'

WIS NEXT ASSIGNMENT WAS 8J6-TIME... HERE REPROPUCEP OffkSiNAl SIZE, ONE OP THE LESSER. APS PROM THE NEW5PAPER /MOVIE-PAGE?
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HOW W E Af? AGENCIES, NOTICING ELPEK'S AUTISTIC TALENT, NIM0LE BRUSH ANp 0UICK M!Nt?, FLOCKEP TO HIM.' NOT THAT HIS ARTISTIC
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