Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MAD Magazine Sneak Preview: Honey Boo Boo's Family Circus

Over at GeekDad, there's a preview of the new MAD Magazine #520, with a mashup of the HONEY BOO BOO show with THE FAMILY CIRCUS. (GeekDad mistakenly calls it THE FAMILY CIRCLE, and that was going to be its name way back in the beginning, what with Bil Keane drawing it in a circle and all, but there was this high-circulation FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE at the time, that got there first, so the name was changed. End of lecture.)

Frank Santopadre wrote the MAD parody and Tom Richmond apes the look of the panel expertly.

THE FAMILY CIRCUS is, of course, continued by Jeff Keane. Tom Richmond succeeded Tom as National Cartoonists Society president two years ago. This is the first time I know of that one NCS president has made fun of a past NCS president and gotten paid for it!

Tom has more images at his blog.

You can buy this issue of MAD this week.

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