April 25, 2008

Al Jaffee's fold-ins for Mad magazine in interactive click and drag form.

I maybe showing my age by remembering these fondly.

  • )))! That's a amazing interactive piece. Brings back a lot of memories, and it sure is easier than trying to fold the back page just right (that was always my favorite part of Mad magazine). Thanks for posting, ThinksTwice.
  • I used to love these! Now this is what the internet is all about!
  • I used to love these! Now this is what the internet is all about!
  • Dang. I got a server error, so posted again. Did I mention that this is what the internet is all about? *shuffles off*
  • Wow, this is cool. I remember unearthing my dad's stash of Mad magazine and enjoying the fold-ins, even though I sometimes had no idea what was being addressed.
  • Not one from the 80s, though. Was that a bad time for fold-ins?
  • This is kinda cool. I love intaractive stuffs on the intarwebs. But is it truly what the internet is all about?
  • I had, until recently, a pile of early '90s Mad comics. I never thought their fold-ins were particularly funny. However, my uncle had a ton from the '70s which I used to read at my grandparents' house. Loved them.
  • I started collecting Mads when they first starting coming into NZ, during the 60's, so my earliest copy would have been in the early 100s. Nowadays they might be worth a pretty penny, however every single one had the back page scarred with two creases. I always tried hard to see the result before I folded. Many times I failed. Now, years later, I can see how powerfully political Jaffee was. The good news was that my dad gave them all away when I moved out of home.
  • I subscribed to Mad from an early age, until in my mid to late 20's. I still found them funny, if much less subversive than the earlier ones. I canceled my subscription when they began to accept advertising. Haven't read it since. LOVED the fold ins, and was always disappointed the few times I could guess it before folding.
  • I remember buying Mad magazines with my allowance/paper route money in the mid sixties and the back cover was always a fav.