Al Jaffee has always been one of my favourite contributors to MAD magazine. I haven’t read MAD in years, but I picked it up religiously when I was a teenager, and had several of the paperback collections where I could find them in used bookstores. I’m pretty sure that “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” influenced more of my rhetorical style than is probably healthy, and the Fold-Ins remain artistic genius.
So I was delighted to get a pointer to a fantastic profile of him in the Sarasota Herald-Tribute. Go read it, its’ good stuff.