Mad #117 (Albert Feldstein) - Sam Pebbles Issue - March 1968

I have not seen the subject of this movie parody (The Sand Pebbles) but I still enjoy this Stan Hart/Mort Drucker masterpiece.  Drucker's drawings of Steve McQueen (1930-1980), Richard Crenna (1926-2003), Simon Oakland (1915-1983), Candice Bergen and others are uncanny.  He captures personalities with simple, two-dimensional line drawings.  He must be the most under-rated artist of his time.  Other than Mad readers, who has heard of him?  I met Mr. Drucker at the San Diego Comic Con.  He was alone in the DC/Mad booth.  The only thing I could think to say was: "I love your work.  Please keep drawing." (or something like that).  In my dreams I draw like Mort Drucker and hit golf balls like Tiger Woods. [JAM 10/12/2009]

Sky diver has a laundry bag on his back. (page 14)

Look for Edgar Bergen, Popeye, Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai Shek in "Sam Pebbles."

No Longer Working for Peanuts - Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown?
R.S.V.P-U - Letters to a Congressman Answered by "Form Letters"
Don Martin - Out West; One Day Last Summer
The Sky Above, the Thud Below - A Mad Look at Sky Diving
Cracks on the Wall - Mad Grafitti Found on Various Washroom Walls
Snow Removal - Honest Comments on TV
Narrow-Minded - The Mad Library of Extremely Thin Books
Joke and Dagger - Spy Vs. Spy
The Choke's on You - Air Pollution Problems of the Future
Bawl and Chain - You Know You're Really Married When
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Clothes
Trip-Shticks - Welcome Aboard Speeches
Taking a Gander at Quacks - Mad's Medical Mother Goose
Yangtze, Go Home! - The Sam Pebbles
Behind the Odd-Ball - Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts

Fold-In - Insurance