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Exclusive first look: MAD Magazine's Sergio Aragones takes a funny look at the future

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Feb 6, 2019

For decades, the legendary cartoonist, Sergio Aragonés, has offered his farcical outlooks on everyday life for MAD Magazine and right now, he shows no signs of slowing down. Hopefully, he'll be entertaining us into the future and beyond. 

Speaking of which...

The parody publication was kind enough to provide us with an exclusive peek at Aragonés' take on the world of tomorrow and how technology might alter society. "A MAD Look at the Future" will be featured in the pages of MAD's sixth issue, which goes on sale this Saturday, Feb. 9.

Check out the exclusive pages below, which explore everything from space travel, to fortune telling, to the death of Toys "R" Us!

A MAD Look at the Future

Credit: MAD Magazine/DC Comics

A Mad Look at the Future

Credit: MAD Magazine/DC Comics

"A MAD Look at..." has been a long-running (not to mention insanely popular) comic strip by Aragonés that makes fun of different facets of our culture. The format revolves around non-speaking characters, who, after a panel or two, are often the victims of comedic twists and punchlines that would make Rod Serling proud.

Here's the vibrantly-colored front cover of Issue #6 as well:

MAD Magazine #6 front cover

Credit: MAD Magazine/DC Comics

Born in Spain, but raised in Mexico, Aragonés went to school for architecture, but couldn't deny his passion for drawing. His first illustrations for MAD appeared in 1963 (Issue #76) as "A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort," which was published six years before America succeeded in putting a man on the moon.

Since then, his artistry career has skyrocketed, nabbing him nearly every prestigious drawing award that exists. According to his own website, he's won prizes like the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award, and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.

He's also written numerous books, appeared on television and in movies, and delved into the world of animation. His visual style is as iconic as it is omnipresent.

MAD Magazine recently rebooted itself after 550 issues. It started back at the beginning with Issue #1 in April of last year. 

Header image courtesy of Gage Skidmore


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