Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Authors Out Loud: Mary-Lou Weisman & Al Jaffee
Washington DCJCC

  Al Jaffee
Mary-Lou Weissman - author,
Al Jaffee- illustrator
Al Jaffee’s Mad Life: A Biography
Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm
$10, $8 Members/Seniors/Students

At 89, iconic American cartoonist Al Jaffee remains MAD magazine’s oldest and most prolific contributor. Behind Jaffee’s trademark dark humor lurks an even darker story of a childhood spent between two alien worlds, Lithuania and America. Mary-Lou Weisman tells the off-kilter life story of the man who countless fans know and love as the inventor of MAD’s “fold-ins” and “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.”

Al Jaffee’s Mad Life is illustrated by more than 65 original four-color original drawing by the master himself.

Mary-Lou Weisman is a journalist and author whose books include My Baby Boomer Baby Book, Traveling While Married, and Intensive Care: A Family Love Story.

Al Jaffee is an award-winning cartoonist whose work has appeared in more 440 issues of MAD magazine.

"Al Jaffee’s Mad Life lays bare in harrowing yet often riotous detail how a Southern boy, twice uprooted by his mother to Lithuanian shtetls on the eve of World War II, grew up to become a tireless satirist for some of America’s cheekier magazines.”
-The New York Times

 “It’s an unnerving biography with a moving graphic novel hidden inside it.”
-Art Spiegelman, author of MAUS

Partner: 16th Street J’s Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery Off the Wall series


Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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