Al Jaffee


Birthday March 13, 1921

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Birthplace Savannah, GA

DEATH DATE Apr 10, 2023 (102)

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Kooky cartoonist for Mad magazine whose story was once retold through over 70 color illustrations representing his life from childhood through adulthood. He had a trademark feature in the magazine, known as the Mad Fold-in. He holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a comic artist.

Before Fame

He spent six years of his childhood in Lithuania before relocating back to America on the heels of the Nazi takeover. 


Along with his friend, Mary-Lou Weisman, he retold his life story through illustrations representing his journey through his childhood up to the present.

Family Life

He and his wife Joyce set up a home in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Associated With

He met Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, who has said that he was inspired by Jaffee.