Satirical publication, MAD Magazine has been crafting and publishing fresh content for the world for a whopping 67 years now, but they’ve now announced that they’re essentially calling it quits after this year’s August issue.
Overnight, MAD Magazine announced they’d be effectively closing the doors. With the exception of the end-of-year specials, they’ll be repackaging and distributing already-released issues from now on.
DC Entertainment will be publishing the old content with new covers, but new pieces will still get a run in end-of-year specials.
MAD Magazine introduced scores of creatives to their profession, inspiring musicians, artists, and comedians alike. Since the news broke of MAD ceasing publication, tonnes of accolades have poured in for the satire mag under the hashtag #ThanksMAD.
Weird Al Yankovic took to Twitter saying, “I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication. I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird. Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions.”
I am profoundly sad to hear that after 67 years, MAD Magazine is ceasing publication. I can’t begin to describe the impact it had on me as a young kid – it’s pretty much the reason I turned out weird. Goodbye to one of the all-time greatest American institutions. #ThanksMAD pic.twitter.com/01Ya4htdSR
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 4, 2019
Former MAD Magazine editor, Allie Goertz tweeted, “Working at MAD was a childhood dream come true. MAD is an institution with such a rich history. It informed just about every comedian and writer I (and probably you) look up to. I worked with ICONS. Sergio Aragonés visits were common. Al Jaffee still does the fold-in!”
There’s been an outpour of kindness surrounding the rumor that @MADmagazine is ceasing publication, but MAD is not quite done. After the next TWO great new issues are released, MAD will begin publishing bi-monthly issues with vintage pieces and new covers.
— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) July 4, 2019