Honors have been pouring in recently for Al Jaffee, the 91-year-old comic genius who has been drawing the fold-in inside the back cover of Mad Magazine every month for over half a century. Jaffee’s been lauded lately in outlets such as CNN and the Wall Street Journal.
I collected dozens of Mad Magazines as a kid in the late 80’s, and have very fond memories of the fold-in. Like a lot of people, I tried to figure them out before actually folding them.
Definitely check out this amazing interactive archive of some of Jaffee’s classic work at the New York Times.
Try your hand at this fold-in below; since you can’t actually fold your screen, just try to imagine connecting the left 1/4 and the right 1/4 of the picture.