The Writing in Frank Jacobs' MAD's Greatest Writers is MAD to the Max

The Writing in Frank Jacobs' MAD's Greatest Writers is MAD to the Max

By Christopher Forsley

Frank Jacobs' parodies are what most people first think of when they think of MAD, even if they don’t know the name of the man who penned them. 29 Jul 2015 // 7:00 AM

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