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  • Fartman, Stern, and the MAD Roots of It All

    By Rob Eshman

    June 24, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    I was reading Mary-Lou Weisman’s biography of Al Jaffee, the legendary cartoonist and writer for MAD magazine, and came across Jaffee’s drawing of his first childhood superhero, a man his father called “Fartman.”  Fartman was a fat old European who sat on a park bench in Al’s first...