Tagged: National Lampoon

Review: Nuts

Cover of Nuts
The cover of Nuts by Gahan Wilson

I’m not sure what it is, but it seems that Fantagraphics is reading my mind about collections to publish.  After reading the excellent Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead by Rick Meyerowitz about the National Lampoon — featuring some of the best work from the main contributors — I’d been hooked on the couple of Nuts strips by Gahan Wilson they reprinted.  And, sure enough, in 2011, Fantagraphics released a brand new collection of ALL the Nuts strips in a gorgeous volume. Continue reading

Review: The Adventures of Blanche

The Adventures of Blanche cover
Cover of “The Adventures of Blanche”

Rick Geary is a wonderful cartoonist known for a lot of things — he’s contributed to National Lampoon and MAD (he’s in the current issue even!), he’s worked with Harvey Pekar on stories for American Splendor, but the thing he’s probably most famous for (at least in comic nerd circles) is his wonderful Treasuries of Victorian Murder and Treasures of XXth Century Murder.  These are true crime stories, meticulously researched and illustrated in Geary’s clear line-art style.  He’s done Lizzy Borden, Jack the Ripper, and the most recent is Lover’s Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery. Continue reading

What, Me Funny?: The National Lampoon Mad Parody

Not a Front Cover of MADRecently, John Glenn Taylor’s excellent blog, Easily Mused posted the entire 1971 National Lampoon parody of Mad Magazine. Like a lot of National Lampoon it combines the brilliant with the pointlessly vulgar, but in this article, the hit-to-miss ratio is quite good.


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