Al Jaffee geeks out over fellow 'Mad' Men
Al Jaffee.
December 6th, 2011
04:11 PM ET

Al Jaffee geeks out over fellow 'Mad' Men

Editor’s note: Ever since nerd icon William Gaines (of “Tales from the Crypt” fame) founded Mad magazine nearly 50 years ago, it has inspired the likes of Terry Gilliam with its absurdist humor, eye-catching art, and geeky jokes – after all, it was one of the first publications to parody comic book heroes. Its mascot, Alfred E. Neuman has been a symbol of geekdom for nearly as long.

Todd Leopold recently caught up with one of the most beloved MAD cartoonists, Al Jaffee, and shares more about his experience with CNN Geek Out!

As Mad magazine art director Sam Viviano observed, generations of Mad readers have looked at the magazine’s contributors as “gods on Olympus.” But it’s not just the readers who admire the Mad Men – they also have a healthy respect for one another.

Al Jaffee, the subject of CNN.com’s Monday profile, was asked for his thoughts on some of the other members of the Usual Gang of Idiots. Here’s what he said: FULL POST

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Consorting with robots and zombies
Andrew McGregor, co-founder of Graphation Film Festival.
September 15th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

Consorting with robots and zombies

What do you get when you put together robots, zombies and comic books?

How about a film festival?

The Graphation Film Festival showcased a selection of short films about zombies, robots, robot-like humans, zombie-like mummies and other life-forms on the fringes of society last month.

Thanks to Carnegie Mellon grad and former Pittsburgh resident George A. Romero, zombies are closely identified with Steeltown, so close-by suburban Oakmont’s Oaks Theater was the perfect venue to celebrate the not-quite-alive. FULL POST

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