The issue was guest-edited by Johnny Ryan and has a great cover (see above) done with the living legend Al Jaffee. Jaffee has always been one of my favorite artists, having created such classic humor contraptions as Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions and the Mad Magazine Fold-In. It's an honor to be even peripherally involved in the same publication (although the bone-in-the-vomit gag seen in my panel above is more an homage to fellow Mad artist Don Martin). To keep the Jaffee love flowing, here are a couple of Fold-In ripoffs I've drawn recently:
The first (now in the permanent collection of Dan Nadel) was published in the USS Catastrophe Election Treasury. The second was originally drawn for St. Louis hardcore zine Speak for Yourself but was most recently published in my odds and ends collection Schematic Comics. Click here if you want to see both Fold-Ins in action! Fun fact: I once got my mom to iron the back covers of my beat-up back issues of Mad to return them to "mint" condition!