Still crazy after 50 years
Mad Art: A Visual Celebration of MAD Magazine and the Idiots Who Create itBy Mark Evanier
Watson Gupthill, £18.95
This bumper compendium was put together to mark 50 years of the humour magazine, a pioneering inspiration for underground comix and early culture-jammers. It features jokey, informative profiles of key contributors including Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Norman Mingo, James Warhola and Richard Williams, whose Norman Rockwell pastiches include ‘First Drug Test’ and an Alfred E. Neuman ‘self-portrait’.