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More About The Completely Mad Don Martin by Don MartinOverview
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Thornton W. Burgess
A collectors item and object dart in its own right, this deluxe, two-volume slipcased edition showcasing the art of Don Martin covers his 30-year career and contains the complete collection of every piece of art Martin created for "MAD" magazine. It also includes letters, sketches, rare photos, and more.Details
- ISBN-13: 0762430508
- ISBN-10: 0762430508
- Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
- Publish Date: October 2007
- Page Count: 1200
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Still MAD after all these years
Contemporary with Schulz's mid-to-late-century emergence was that of MAD magazine, the subversively satirical monthly that showcased a wide variety of incredibly gifted cartoon stylists. Chief among them was the late Don Martin (1931-2000), whose goofy characters earned him a place as perhaps the publication's most recognizable contributor. The Completely MAD Don Martin serves as weighty testament to Martin's legacy. This 25-pound, two-volume, slipcased special editionthe first of a planned MAD's Greatest Artists seriesgathers together every piece of art Martin published in MAD during his 30 years as a freelancer. Martin's occasionally gross-out style combined distinctive and very detailed linework, elements of chortling high fantasy and a preponderance of originally conceived sound effects, all of which is captured here. The cartoon reproductions are accompanied throughout by reprints of letters and rough sketches; a series of verbal and illustrated tributes from notable MAD colleagues; and photos of the artistunlike his characters, Martin was a quiet and rather handsome guy. Far Side creator Gary Larson, a spiritual descendant of Martin's, provides the foreword.