I was born in 1955; the first year that “Mad Magazine" launched! How cool is that? In the 1960‘s my father & mother owned a Jewish delicatessen/restaurant in Chicago, IL & just down the street was a small “corner drug store".
Because of my father I started to love comic books very early... especially MAD Magazin. At first I was just interested in the MAD paintings......
For about 35 years, off and on, I have been reading and collecting MAD. It hasn ‘t been easy to collect, certainly not in the...
I first started reading MAD in 1976, at the age of 11. Some kids on the school bus were passing an issue around, so I looked at it too. A few months later, I bought my first issue from the newsstand, and I was hooked.
My obsession with MAD began some time before I finished elementary school when I discovered a few of my dad ‘s childhood issues in our garage attic - including pristine copies of #186 and #193, with their brown paper mailing covers still attached!
My first contact to MAD magazine was 46 years ago, when I was 14 years old. We stopped at a highway station, while I was travelling to Austria with my parents. There I bought my first MAD magazine, the German MAD number 36 from the 1st Edition.
Hi MAD-fans, collegues and eventually freaks! Since I was born 1953 I had the opportunity to read Swedish MAD in my teenage years 1963-1970.
The main part of my collection are the paperbacks, books and magazines from the USA. And of course original artwork, especially done for paperbacks!
How exactly does one become a trade MAD-addict? Well, my name is Jason Levine and here is my story.