This is something I’ve personally been waiting for for a long time. Poor Helpless Comics! The Cartoons (and More) of Ed Subitzky is a newly published collection of comics (and more) by Ed Subitzky. It’s fairly large format, soft cover, 184 pages. Subitzky’s drawing style is minimal. As he says in the book, the characters
I’ve been doing some sprucing up around Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site the last couple days. In particular, I’ve made it easier to browse through the Listings pages, adding “Previous,” “Next,” and “Index” links for each item’s page. Plus I’ve added the name of the section to each page to make it easier to
Ted Mann and Tod Carroll wrote a series of stories about a pair of teens named O.C. and Stiggs, starting in the July 1981 (“Endless, Mindless Summer Sex”) issue—”Summer Fun with O.C. and Stiggs” (Mann), “Some Real Stupid Guys That O.C. and Stiggs Know Go to the Beach” (Carroll), and ending with the entire October
This website is old, going back to the days before blogs were invented. It’s since turned into a sort of blog, plus all the listings and such. Until now, if you wanted to know if I’ve posted anything new here, all you could do is remember to check once in a while. Now, you can
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to finally write this. Almost thirteen years! Anyway. Better late than never…? You may recall that I announced here on November 24, 2010 about a live National Lampoon event to be held at the New York Public Library in ten days, on December 4, 2010. A few
I’m getting tired of posting death notices here, so I’m going to be adding some new content and making tweaks and improvements to the site. Just today, I added “previous issue/next issue” links to the issue listings, so you don’t have to keep going back to the issues index to go to the next or
Q. A friend who is advancing in the lawyer world started joking about dressing for success and carrying a bullwhip into her meetings with underlings, and I remembered an “advertisement” from NL. It featured a woman wearing a Maidenform bra, holding a bullwhip and standing on a table in a room full of executives, screaming
Sam Gross, probably the most iconic of all the single-panel National Lampoon cartoonists, has died at the age of 89. Sam’s work appeared in the magazine almost from the beginning, starting with the May 1970 Vol. 1, No. 2 (“Greed”) issue, and then regularly thereafter, well into the 1990s when it finally ceased publication. He
Bruce McCall, a frequent contributor to National Lampoon in the seventies and into the eighties, has died at age 87. McCall both wrote and illustrated most of his articles and was especially known for what he called “retro futurism”, which he described as a vision of the future seen through the eyes of the past.
Sean Kelly, editor of National Lampoon in the seventies and early eighties, has died at age 81. Sean Kelly was involved with National Lampoon from nearly the start. His earliest byline appears in the July 1970 (Bad Taste) issue. He was soon on staff, eventually becoming Senior Editor in 1977 until he left the magazine in 1984.