• Sunday Mailbag- How Long for MAD Jobs?

    5 monthes ago - By Tom Richmond

    Q: How long does it typically take you to do a MAD parody?
    A: As long as they give me.
    Seriously, that's the real answer. I am given a deadline, and I turn in the art on that deadline. If the job is a six page parody and the deadline is in 4 weeks, it takes me four weeks. If the deadline is in two weeks, it takes me two weeks. In the former case I am able to work on other jobs as well, and do things like sleep. In the latter, not so much. I have been given as long as 5 weeks by MAD to do a 6 pager, and as short as 10 days to do an 8 pager. A lot of work goes in to the parody by the staff...
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