Welcome to the home of When We Went MAD!
In 1952, William M. Gaines, owner and publisher of E.C. comics – a successful line of horror, science fiction, and war comics – suggested to his editor, Harvey Kurtzman, that he could earn more by putting out a less demanding comic, one that required less attention to detail and historical accuracy – perhaps a humor comic.
Harvey created MAD.
And MAD changed the world.
When We Went MAD! is a documentary film celebrating the history and influence of a simple comic book that became the unofficial guide to exposing the mad-ness of life.
We have been documenting the stories of MAD artists, writers, editors, and those who are willing to admit MAD had an influence on their life, other than draining their wallets!
We had a successful crowd fund via Kickstarter earlier this year and we are continuing to capture the stories of MAD MAGAZINE.
A great-looking Kickstarter Documentary about Mad Magazine is almost at its goal, with excellent rewards: j.mp/WszXAX
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 5, 2013
Jan 17, 2013 –
Alan Bernstein spoke with WDET 101.9’s Rob St. Mary about the project:
Jan 16, 2013 –
Alan Bernstein, Co-Producer/Director of When We Went MAD! was interviewed on his local FOX 2 News station. Take a look:
Screen shots of the trailer: