Finding Life’s ‘Lighter Side’

Celebrating the career-spanning satire of ‘MAD’ artist Dave Berg

BERG JACKET_Layout 1Berg was, indeed, one of the most prolific, most popular illustrators in the history of MAD Magazine—his contributions ran in almost every issue from 1957 until his death in 2002. This comprehensive coffee-table collection brings together not only his wide-ranging “The Lighter Side Of…” strips, which lampooned a spectrum of mid-20 century American life in all it marvelous messiness, but also dozens of his lesser-known earlier cartoons, and his later satirical jabs at big business, computers, religion, the controversy over guns and other modern-day topics.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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