Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Al Jaffee is turning 90. Holy Krap. Who the hell is Al Jaffee?

On March 13, long-time MAD MAGAZINE writer/artist, creator of the Fold-In and Snappy Answers is going to be 90 years old! That means he was born in 1921. Horses were still shitting in the streets of New York and a year after the 19th amendment passed in the US, giving women the right to vote. No shit.

Well, according to famous illustrator, MAD Magazine contributor and Le Select layabout, Rick Tulka, to celebrate Al's birthday, the MAD staff are asking all fans (and non-fans too) to send in letters, cards, poems, drawings, paintings, sculptures, shopping lists - whatever - so they can pass them on to Monsieur Jaffee! "Be part of one of the latest jokes in a long line of jokes at MAD Magazine!" says Tulka. All works will be promptly dumped in the East River in fabulous New York City.  Only kidding.  They'll go straight to auction.  Only kidding. I really don't know what will happen to these pieces of mail, but maybe Jaffee will look at them and say, who the hell is Matthew Rose?

So, get busy and send something to this guy who wall papered our childhoods with funny fold out whatnots and jokes.

Deadline: March 1, 2011

Please send your birthday mail art works and best wishes to:
The Big Jaffee
c/o MAD Magazine
1700 Broadway
New York, New York 10019 USA

No comments: