“Forgotten Hollywood”- Al Jaffe Turns 100…

Posted on March 16, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Mad Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffe is celebrating a century of life. He is known for work in the satiric periodical, including a trademark feature, the Mad Fold-in. He had been a constant contributor to the magazine for six decades and he was its longest-serving employee. With a career running from 1942 – 2020, Jaffee holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest-ever career as a cartoonist. In the fifty years between April 1964 and April 2013, only one issue of Mad was published without containing new material by Jaffee. —–>

“`Jaffee initially appeared in Mad in 1955, an issue after its transformation from a comic book format to magazine. In issue #86, He created his longest-running Mad feature, the Fold-In. It appeared in almost every issue of the magazine from 1964 – 2020.  A four-volume hardcover boxed set,  The Mad Fold-In Collection:  1964 – 2010, was published by  Chronicle Books in September 2011.

Courtesy of MAD MAGAZINE

“`Jaffee announced in June 2020 that he would retire. In his honor, Mad published a tribute issue. The cartoonist takes it all in stride, noting: Serious people my age are dead.

“`Happy birthday to the remarkable Al Jaffee!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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