MAD MAGAZINE’S “MADDEST ARTIST” AND GROUND-BREAKING COMIC PIONEER ONE OF THEIR MOST POPULAR CARTOONISTS CAPTURED IN AN ALL-NEW BOOK MAD’s Greatest Artists: Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works

September 10, 2014

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE “MAD” MAN IN YOUR LIFE
 

MAD MAGAZINE’S “MADDEST ARTIST” AND GROUND-BREAKING COMIC PIONEER

ONE OF THEIR MOST POPULAR CARTOONISTS CAPTURED IN AN ALL-NEW BOOK
 

MAD’s Greatest Artists: Don Martin:

Three Decades of His Greatest Works

By Don Martin

Foreword by Longtime MAD Magazine Editor Nick Meglin
 

One of the most recognized and most irreverent cartoonists on record, MAD Magazine artist Don Martin, who contributed to the magazine’s international success from 1956 to 1988, is now the centerpiece of an all-new book, MAD’s Greatest Artists: Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works (Running Press; November 4, 2014; Hardcover; $30.00/ISBN: 978-0762455188) by Don Martin, with a foreword by longtime MAD Magazine Editor Nick Meglin. Billed as “MAD’s Maddest Artist”, Martin brought readers into a world of zany slapstick where hinged feet, bulbous noses, and low IQ’s reigned supreme.

Don Martin: Three Decades of His Greatest Works is a must-have collector’s item that brings together 200 of the best Martin comics from his time at the magazine. Including several of Martin’s side-splitting cartoon masterpieces, like Mona Lisa, Gambling in the Amazon, On the Beach at Ebb Tide, One Day on the Prairie, and One Night in a Police Station, it’s a guided tour through every “GOOSH,” “SPROING,” and “POIT” that made his cartoons instant classics.     
   

About the Author:

Cartoonist Don Martin’s best-known work was published in MAD Magazine from 1956 to 1988. He studied illustration and fine art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts between 1949 and 1951, and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1952. Martin's work first appeared in MAD in the September 1956 issue. He was honored with the Ignatz Award at the Orlando ComiCon in 1980, received the National Cartoonists Society's Special Features Award in both 1981 and 1982, and was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

Mad Magazine’s John Ficarra and Nick Meglin will be available for select interviews beginning November 4. For more information, please call 212-260-7576 or email Media@MouthPublicRelations.com