Friday, February 8, 2013
M-m-m-m-m-MAD-ness: SERGIO ARAGONES at last night's CAPS meeting - Burbank, CA
CAUTION: GENIUS AT WORK!
As this MAD MAGAZINE legend is wont to do, SERGIO ARAGONES whips up cartoons on the spot almost as fast as he can think 'em up.
Here, he draws up a self-portrait sketch that will be hung up at the bowling alley in Montrose, CA, which invited all of us to draw our most notable characters to add to their walls.
(Sergio is wearing a tee shirt with his own design from the museum retrospective on his work that was held in his Ojai community a few years back....)
Last night at our CAPS meeting, Sergio shared many stories from his adventures creating gags punching up the script for "George of the Jungle" (the Brendan Frasier movie), creating animated cartoons for "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" in a weekend, and live drawing on such programs as "Speak Up America" (plus being profiled on "Real People." Terrific stuff!
It's been 20 years since I joined CAPS now - thanks to club founder Sergio's endorsement - and I'm STILL in awe when around this man. Sergio Aragones is hands down the greatest cartoonist I've ever befriended. To go from avidly reading his work as a kid and teen, to becoming a good acquaintance, is one of the greatest events of my life. A brilliant cartoonist and a great man.