Monday, August 15, 2011

"Bop Jokes!" - John Severin - Mad Mondays!

Mad Monday is here again, kiddoes!

"Mad" THE COMIC BOOK from 1954 continues onward with Harvey Kurtzman and the underrated John Severin's take on slang of the day with "Bop Jokes!".


As with all humor that's this linked with it's time, a lot of the jokes are dated, but that shouldn't keep you from enjoying Severin's great characters, layouts and timing.

Enjoy!











This little gem from 1954 couldn't help but remind me of a similar take on modern language from animation legend Tex Avery and a little theatrical short he did for MGM in 1951. I'm not saying Kurtzman lifted the idea, I think it's just the post-war folks becoming more self aware and humor taking a more self-effacing turn.

You can decide.



Talk to you soon.

8 comments:

Marco said...

Man, I'm crazy stoned over this! Gotta dig anything this cool.

Lysdexicuss said...

i am bookmarking this one; we are looking to create FUTURISTIC slang for Friday Night Film Club.

Jeff Overturf said...

Jazzed all you cats are hip to the dip!!

Jimbo said...

Tex Avery was the bomb. I used to have a laser disc set of his MGM stuff. Talk about terrific! The bulging eyes, the endless wolf whistles. Ah, cartoon physics.

Jimbo said...

BTW this one has always been my favorite Tex Avery short.

Jeff Overturf said...

Avery is a fave of mine for his sheer mastery of the cartoon. I have a 5 disc DVD box set (bootleg of course, cause the suits who own the stuff are retards) that I bought on ebay years ago. 1 disc is assorted Warners stuff he did in the 30's and the other 4 are pritnear ALL of his MGM output. Solid gold!

Manifesto Joe said...

Didn't think anybody else knew about this. I've got two copies of that old Mad issue. Now, if we kats could only get stoned ...

Jeff Overturf said...

ALL us hepcats MUST get stoned! Solid...on the beam!

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