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Richard S.

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Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« on: 24 July, 2021, 07:03:58 AM »
I was surprised to discover recently that Steve Parkhouse had contributed covers (and interiors) to the UK version of 'Mad' magazine. It was news to me so maybe it's news to you? Anyway, details are here https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/07/steve-parkhouse-for-mad-magazine.html


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Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« Reply #1 on: 24 July, 2021, 07:25:04 AM »
Wow another great find. His art does seem a perfect fit for the title and that's some early stuff.

Thanks again Richard.

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Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« Reply #2 on: 25 July, 2021, 11:23:56 AM »
He illustrated the famous-ish Doctor Ooh strip in Issue 161.

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Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« Reply #3 on: 25 July, 2021, 12:19:00 PM »
He illustrated the famous-ish Doctor Ooh strip in Issue 161.

Never heard of that just looked it up - every day is a school day - thanks for the pointer Corinthian.

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Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« Reply #4 on: 05 September, 2021, 08:56:47 AM »
I've updated the post with some further discoveries - if I've missed any do just let me know, thanks!

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/updated-steve-parkhouse-for-mad-magazine.html

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Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« Reply #5 on: 07 September, 2021, 02:51:47 PM »
That cover for UK MAD 155 is interesting.  Why redo what had already been done (and, let's face it, could anyone do better than Norman Mingo)?  Watergate was well-known enough for the original 'Nixon' cover to understood, so I can only think it is down to timing.  I can't find a publication date for UK issue 155.  I'm assuming it was done later and replaces some other cover rather than the December 1974 US cover shown here.



The US cover is by Norman Mingo.  Mingo was an outstanding artist who started doing covers for MAD at aged 60, continuing up until he died in 1980.  His first job for MAD was to create the definitive portrait of Alfred E Neuman.  He was praised by the other artists for his ability to produce perfect 'cookie cutter' Alfreds every time.

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Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« Reply #6 on: 07 September, 2021, 07:13:18 PM »
Both covers are based on the film poster for "The Sting", which in turn is modelled after the illustrations which appeared on front of The Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s, which have also inspired covers for other publications...

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/PRG1814