Al Jaffee

Cartoonist

Birthday March 13, 1921

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Savannah, GA

DEATH DATE Apr 10, 2023 (102)

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About

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. 

Trivia

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.