Author: Mark

You might think, as you wade through this site, that I have no life. Not true. I spend about two days a year working on Mark's Very Large National Lampoon Site. The rest of the time I spend making fonts. (Like that's any better.)

Ed Subitzky Collection Published

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

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Site Improvements

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

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Site Update

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

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Sam Gross, R.I.P.

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

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Bruce McCall, R.I.P.

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.

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Sean Kelly, R.I.P.

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.

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