A toe in the door at the MADhouse once again.
So, I got an e-mail out of the blue the other day from good ol’ MAD Magazine. It was a welcome gig as everything else I’m furiously working on won’t be actually filling my coffers with moolah for a while. It’s an investment in time and stress!
Whenever I get an assignment from MAD, the deadline is “yesterday” and that sort of sucks. It means I have to work as furiously fast as I can from concept to finish and I always feel that my work isn’t the best it could be when working this way. Hopefully, in the future I’ll have a little more time to add all the details I’d like. Look at Will Elder’s stuff or Tom Bunks…there’s crap everywhere and it’s funny! Elder called it “Chicken Fat” I don’t know what Tom calls it.
So here is the initial e-mail:
So, I’ve got that little space to the right of the text to fit the world’s largest airliner and all of the stuff flying off of it, the passengers, giant windows etc. etc.
I waited a day….the answer was NOPE! Make it coming at us and therefore giving us a more menacing feel. I’m not one to argue much unless I feel really strongly about an idea. This would simply be more of a challenge. So, here we go:
I’ve also added the infamous MAD zeppelin. I had a drawing I’d done of it a year or so ago so that was nice, no need to redraw it. Now I’ll show you how I add the colors in layers using photoshop:
…and here’s what it printed like:
I have no idea what that dude with the stinky underwear is about. There’s a great Tom Bunk page in this issue and even a piece by Paul Coker Jr!! and….of course the Fold-In, still created on the fly by the great Al Jaffee. Some things thankfully never change! Get out there and get your copy of Issue #523 Oct. 2013. Visit MAD’s page Here.