Guinness Book of World Records certified famed Mad artist Al Jaffee’s run as a world record for “Longest Career as a Comics Artist.” The certificate was presented to Jaffee at his 95th birthday party at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York on Wednesday night.
Jaffee worked continuously as an artist from his first publication in Joker Comics in December 1942 through the April 2016 issue of MAD Magazine, a record of 73 years and three months. Jaffee has worked at Mad for 61 years and continues to contribute the Mad fold-in. Like Brett Favre's record for consecutive games played, Jaffee's record for longevity in comics may never be broken.
DC Entertainment left the Mad editorial staff in New York when it consolidated in Burbank last year (see “DC Comics Leaving New York”).
Click on the Gallery below for more pics of Jaffee’s celebration.