Al Jaffee

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Al Jaffee
Jaffee at a November 18, 2013 signing for Inside Mad at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan.
Born Abraham Jaffee
(1921-03-13) March 13, 1921 (age 97)
Savannah, Georgia
Nationality American
Occupation cartoonist
Notable work Mad, Trump, Humbug, "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions",[1] Tall Tales[2]
Awards Reuben Award – 2008
National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award for 1973
Special Features Award for 1971 and 1975
Humor Comic Book Award for 1979
2013 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award
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Abraham Jaffee (born March 13, 1921), known as Al Jaffee, is an American cartoonist. He is known for his work in the satirical magazine Mad, including his trademark feature, the Mad Fold-in. As of 2013, Jaffee remains a regular in the magazine after 58 years and is its longest-running contributor.[3] Only one issue of Mad has been published since 1964 without containing new material by Jaffee.[4][5]

Jaffee was born March 13, 1921 in Savannah, Georgia.[6]

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  1. One On 1: Cartoonist Al Jaffee Reveals What's Behind His Fold-Ins from
  2. Tall Tales, Jaffee, Al, and Colbert, Stephen (Introduction by) Edition: Illustrated. Binding: Hard cover Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Date Published: 2008, ISBN 978-0-8109-7272-8 ISBN 0-8109-7272-7.
  3. Mechanic, Michael (September 24, 2010). "Cartoonist Al Jaffee, the Original Mad Man". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  4. Mike Slaubaugh, "Mad Magazine Streaks" Issues #1-506, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2010.
  5. "Wondercon Special Guests"; Comic-Con magazine; Winter 2010; page 18.
  6. Cowan, Alison Leigh (October 1, 2010). "New Sketch of a Madcap’s Mad Life". The New York Times.

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