Ephemera · June 3, 2021 0

HELP – A highbrow MAD

Back in the early days of MAD magazine, they had some competition- Such as HELP!

I like the intricate drawing style of some of this early work, there was a lot to take in, and I don’t just mean Jane in this Tarzan parody.

Unfortunately, a lot of the content of Help! was a bit too highbrow for my tastes. And by highbrow, I mean I didn’t get the joke. Now that 60 years have passed, I get it even less- the cultural touchstones have faded into obscurity. Still, it’s an interesting read.