April 8, 2005 |
Genette (Ann Noble), the jury forewoman on a tabloid-grabbing New York murder case, has located Lowell (Josh Gordon), the ex-waiter she exalts in having acquitted. "Your trial," says Genette, vibrating with a sense of mission, "is the first time in my life ... I felt I had some value as a human being." As tension shivers between Genette, Lowell and fellow juror Seldon (Alex Douglas), Lowell replies, "I had sort of the opposite feeling."
January 8, 2000 |
Known as Mad magazine's maddest artist, Don Martin drew balloon-footed boobs cavorting with their heads under their arms, clowns who tap-danced into disaster, and insects in boxer shorts who cracked jokes. His sound effects were legendary. In Martin's world, people didn't talk, buildings didn't fall and objects weren't thrown: They blorted and skroinched and katoonged.
August 8, 2007 |
'U.s. paying Space Aliens to Find and Destroy Bin Laden!" This vital news story was shockingly overlooked by every major newspaper in America -- except one: the Weekly World News. Those other papers also left their readers uninformed about how the White house put out a hit on Michael Moore, why a judge ordered a vasectomy for an oversexed hamster and how a woman exploded after constantly being told, "You da bomb!"
November 6, 1991 |
Black spy, white spy and sometimes the gray lady spy blow each other up without exchanging a word. They've been doing it since 1961 in Antonio Prohias's "Spy vs. Spy." Movie-star caricatures trade puns in squared-off, interlocking speech balloons. Across the margins stretch itsy-bitsy disaster comics. For 39 years, Mad magazine has sketched out and read between the lines of American idiocy, targeting everything from lawn care to the evening news.
May 30, 2010 |
He's the kind of guy who waxes rhapsodic about his love for the human race but curses people who don't smile at his dog. He's full of odes to the sweep of life and won't stop sharing them with the strangers he accosts in coffee shops. He has no job and no family, and he's both totally oblivious and smart enough to know how insufferable he is. He's Wilson — the main character in Daniel Clowes' new graphic novel "Wilson" (Drawn and Quarterly: 78 pp., $21.95) and, it's worth remembering, not Clowes himself.