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Danny Fingeroth On His Evening With Al Jaffee (PR)
posted December 7, 2009
 

AN EVENING WITH MAD'S AL JAFFEE, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9 AT 8:00 PM AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.

FREE ADMISSION

New York, November 30, 2009

From Danny Fingeroth:

Comics humor legend AL JAFFEE will be interviewed by writer and critic DANNY FINGEROTH.

"An Evening with MAD Magazine's AL JAFFEE"

If you've ever laughed aloud at AL JAFFEE's world-famous "Mad Fold-Ins" or "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," you must not miss this rare opportunity to hear this fascinating figure discuss his incredible life story and the people he met along the way, including other pop-culture titans such as: Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Bill Gaines, John Severin, Stan Lee, and many more.

Audience Q & A to follow.

About AL JAFFEE:
A graduate of New York's High School of Music and Art, JAFFEE worked as an editor, writer and artist for Stan Lee at Timely (later Marvel) Comics during the 1940s. In 1955, JAFFEE joined "the Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD Magazine, where he's been a mainstay ever since, entertaining generations with his Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions and Mad Fold-Ins. Join us as JAFFEE provides snappy answers to provocative questions about his art and life, including his new book, Tall Tales (Abrams) and his upcoming memoir.

About DANNY FINGEROTH:
Moderator DANNY FINGEROTH, a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics, has spoken about comics at the Smithsonian Institution and The New School. He's the author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero (Continuum) and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels (Penguin). Fingeroth is Senior VP of Education at New York's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA).

Details:
Wednesday, December 9, 8:00 pm
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
ROOM 501, Schermerhorn Hall
New York, NY

[Enter the Columbia Campus at Broadway and 116th Street. Schermerhorn Hall is close to Amsterdam Avenue, between 118th & 119th streets.]

For more information call:
212-854-2581