George Woodbridge, longtime illustrator for Mad Magazine passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73.
I haven’t read Mad in ages. I’ve heard it’s gone downhill in recent years, but I used to be a fan.1 In fact, my grandmother gave me a subscription which brought many many hours of joy and distraction from schoolwork.2 I still remember from one of the big bonus collections Woodbridge’s 43 Man Squamish.
Simply a classic.
1. Everyone was. Even Haham Faur read Mad back when it was really good in the 60’s.
2. And I still have my collection of not-quite good condition back issues. That is, I had them when I left for Chicago.