- Artist: Sergio Aragonés
This is a piece of original art from Sergio Aragones' first ever submission to MAD. This art is an unused panel from "A MAD Look At the US Space Effort". It was determined that this panel was too similar to other panels that were used, so it was omitted. It was filed away and forgotten about, until I purchased a collection of MAD Magazine memorabilia from the Estate of Jerry DeFuccio. This item was languishing in a manila folder, along with a few signed letters and correspondence from Mr. Aragones to Mr. DeFuccio. This rarity measures approx. 8 1/2" by 11", and is signed and dated by Mr. Aragones at the lower right hand corner of the art. This item is black pen/ink on 3-ring binder paper. Mr. Aragones has acknowledged keeping his first few submissions to MAD in a 3-ring binder, as that was all he had to protect them.