‘MAD Magazine’ Movie Parodies Live on in New ‘Claptrap’ Book by Artist Tom Richmond and Writer Desmond Devlin
Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Last year, the comedy publishing pioneer MAD Magazine announced that it would no longer be publishing new, original issues. After 67 years in publication, DC Entertainment started to distribute MAD Magazine with previously published material, making it only available in comic book shops instead of various newsstands. However, two of MAD Magazine‘s most talented contributors are teaming up to bring back one of the most beloved parts of the publication in the form of a new book.
When MAD Magazine switched to reprinted content, one of the first things to go were the movie and TV parodies featuring incredible caricature artwork by Tom Richmond and jokers written by Desmond Devlin. Thankfully, the two are hoping to keep the parodies alive in the form of a new book called Claptrap, which will be full of original spreads with all-new illustrations and gags. But the only way they can pull it off is through crowdfunding, so they need your help to make it happen. Read More »