Art / Old Masters

Episode 28: Al Jaffee

 Cartoonist Al Jaffee is the creator of the Mad Magazine fold-in. At age 92, he is the magazine’s longest-running contributor, partly explained by his remark, “Serious people my age are dead.” Born in Savannah, Georgia, he is the third southern Jew to do this program. PERSON: Harvey Kurtzman PLACE: The Muthaiga Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya … Continue reading »

Art

Episode 15: Maira Kalman

 One of America’s most beloved illustrators, Maira Kalman has drawn for children, with Max Stravinsky, the poet-dog; for adults, in the New Yorker; and for dancers, who share qualities of both, in creating sets for Mark Morris. She’s illustrated the new edition of The Elements of Style, been a “visual columnist” for the New York … Continue reading »