NEW YORK — After half a century of zapping pompous politicians and Hollywood heroes with zany and biting satire, Mad magazine is preparing to auction off some of its early artwork.
Several covers featuring Mad’s official mascot — the grinning, flap-eared Alfred E. Neuman — will be among the 36 items to go on the block Nov. 14 in Dallas and online.
According to New York-based DC Comics and Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, the works include the first cover drawing of the “What, me worry?” kid by artist Norman Mingo. It’s from Mad’s issue No. 30 in 1956.