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Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography

byMary-Lou Weisman

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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“One of the great cartoonists of our time.” –New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth

The remarkable story of one of America’s most prolific and beloved cartoonists, Al Jaffee, with dozens of original color illustrations. Jaffe’s career in cartooning stretches back to 1941—with early humor pieces for Timely Comics, a precursor to Marvel Comics—but the iconic artist remains best known for the brilliant Fold-In cartoons he invented at Bill Gaines’s Mad magazine in 1964. The cerebral and sardonic illustrations have inspired generations of Mad readers—including Stephen Colbert, R. Crumb, Gary Larson and Charles Shultz—to embrace a firm and healthy irreverence towards the status quo. New York Times columnist and bestselling author Mary-Lou Weisman (My Middle-Aged Baby Book) helps Jaffe tell his remarkable story.
Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Mary-Lou Weisman’s books includeMy Baby Boomer Baby Book,Traveling While Married, andIntensive Care: A Family Love Story. Her essays, feature articles, interviews, and film and book reviews have appeared in many publications, including theNew Republic,Atlantic Monthly, and theNew York Tim...
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Title:Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061864498

ISBN - 13:9780061864490

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“When I am among other cartoonists talking about the giants in our field, one of the first names that comes to the conversation is Al Jaffee and we all agree, He is a cartoonists cartoonist!”