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September 2010
Two Al Jaffee NYC Events
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Is This the Al Jaffee Art Exhibit?
October 5th, 2010 - January 30th, 2011
 

Is This The Al Jaffee Art Exhibit? is an exhibition that spans the many decades of the career of the inimitable AL JAFFEE, famous for his long creative association with MAD magazine.
The exhibition will showcase a selection of Al's amazing, all-new illustrations from the just-released biography, Al Jaffee's Mad Life. The drawings chronicle his childhood in a Lithuanian shtetl and his traumatic loss of his mother in the Holocaust. The exhibition will also feature original art from his Mad Fold-Ins, and other classic work from his career at Mad magazine and elsewhere. The exhibition is curated by Danny Fingeroth and Arie Kaplan.
MoCCA
594 Broadway, Suite 401
(btwn. Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10012
Tel. 212-254-3511 Fax 212-254-3590
Hours: Tues-Sun 12pm-5pm
General Admission: $5
Children 12 and under: Free Admission
Group rates available, please call ahead!

STRAND BOOKS: AL JAFFEE'S MAD LIFE

October 19, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

A MAD magazine contributor for 55 years-with work in more than 440 issues and counting!-iconic satiric cartoonist Al Jaffee has helped corrupt three generations of American adolescents with his ingenious and jaundiced humor. Now 89, the man who invented the magazine's beloved "Fold-in" and provided countless "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" has rarely spoken about his own peculiar childhood-a story as off-kilter as anything he could have dreamed up for MAD.
In the authorized biography, Al Jaffee's Mad Life, award-winning journalist Mary-Lou Weisman reconstructs Jaffee's extraordinary life story with the help of more than 65 original 4-color illustrations drawn for the book by Jaffee himself.
Mary-Lou Weisman will interview Al Jaffee on the Strand Stage.
Unable to make the event? Pre-Order a Signed Copy.
Strand Books
828 Broadway
(at 12th St.)
New York, NY. 10003-4805

212-473-1452 Phone
212-473-2591 Fax



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Groucho Marx' BEDS was first serialized in this issue
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"There is a saying in Washington: 'Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you've been the subject of a Paul Conrad cartoon.'"-----President Gerald R. Ford, here cast in bronze

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Conrad's response to Jimmy Carter's admission in the 1976 campaign that he sometimes "lusted in his heart."

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Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire is a terrific hour-long documentary that aired on PBS a few years back. There's a commercial at the beginning and then the entire program plays through without interruption.
IWW Cartoons
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in celebration of Labor Day, a collection of Industrial Workers Of The World cartoons.

Industrial Workers of the World

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also commonly known as the "Wobblies," was a radical labor union formed in 1905. The Wobblies wanted an alternative to the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Unlike the AFL, the IWW opened its membership to all workers, regardless of skills, race, or gender. Its goals were similar to the Knights of Labor, a socialistic union from the nineteenth century. The IWW's leader was "Big Bill" Haywood. (source: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=907)


















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