By Andrew Liszewski
I can remember reading my dad’s stacks of Mad magazine as a kid. But except for the occasional 80’s sitcom parody, most of the humor went well over my head. However, even if I didn’t understand the joke or scathing political satire, I still thoroughly enjoyed the fold-ins appearing on the inside of the back cover.
The New York Times website, of all places, now has an interactive gallery of cartoonist Al Jaffee’s Mad fold-ins, from the 1960’s to the present. They cover everything from US Presidents, to war, to pop culture and now that I’m technically a grown-up, it’s nice to actually ‘get’ the satire. But more importantly the gallery is also interactive, allowing you to actually fold and unfold the fold-ins, without ever making an unsightly crease on the page.