The original painting by Mara McAfee for the November 1973 cover of National Lampoon—the one that looks like a self portrait of Vincent Van Gogh with a banana in his severed ear—is up for auction. If you’re interested, there’s more info here. Update: It sold for $7,320 a week or so later.
A week and a half from now (December 4), a bunch of former NatLamp people are getting together at the New York Public Library to celebrate the publication of Rick Meyerowitz’ Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead. I will be there, too. More info here.
Someone on eBay is selling a pair of the Nixon & Agnew puppets that Rick designed for National Lampoon in 1970 (as seen on the cover of the October 1970 (Politics) issue). Check it out. (Thanks to John for the tip.)
Yesterday, Rick Meyerowitz was interviewed about his new book (Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead) on NPR’s All Things Considered. You can listen to it online here.
For fans of the National Lampoon, Rick Meyerowitz‘s new book, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, is easily the biggest thing to happen in the last 30 years. It’s a large-format book with over 300 pages of lavishly reproduced material, mainly from the first decade of
National Lampoon CEO, Dan Laikin, was sentenced to 45 months for stock manipulation (link to story). (Thanks, Dave, for the tip!)
A filmed performance of Lemmings is available at NetFlix. This is probably the version that was available on DVD from the National Lampoon store on the official website (www.nationallampoon.com) a few years back, and previously on VHS in an ad in the last issue of the magazine (November 1998). It’s a bit rough in terms
A site devoted to Frank Zappa has posted an item about “College Concert Cut-Ups”, a piece by Michel Choquette from the September 1970 (Show Biz) issue, which featured Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. (Thanks to Slime O. for the tip.)
No idea how soon this will be released. You can read about it here. (Thanks to Rich for the tip.)
If you want to get a sneak peek at Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, Rick Meyerowitz’s upcoming book about National Lampoon, you can see it here. (Flash plug-in required.)