- Artist: Sergio Aragonés
This is a super rare (and one-of-a-kind) piece of MAD Magazine history. Drawn and colored by Sergio Aragones, this is a letter that he illustrated and wrote to Bill Gaines, before the MAD Trip to Italy. Besides the full color self-portrait, Mr. Aragones drew a few other caricatures of the Usual Gang of Idiots as they are pictured riding in a boat. Among those included are: John Putnam, Nick Meglin, Lenny Brenner, Al Feldstein, Jerry DeFuccio, Al Jaffee, Dave Berg, William M. (Bill) Gaines, and a vomiting George Woodbridge.