Mad Magazine's Spy V Spy
October 12, 2015 4:42pm CST
I have always been a big fan of Mad Magazine, the satirical US comic. A regular feature in it is Spy V Spy, a proto-type comic strip that inspired the Simpsons Itchy & Scratchy TV cartoons much loved by Bart & Lisa. Spy V Spy were rival spies who set up elaborate booby traps for each other. Sometimes white Spy won. Sometimes Black spy won. They were drawn in black & white silhouette form, and rarely had any dialogue. There was a short lived cartoon series of their shenanigans which can be seen on Youtube and here is an extract. Arthur Chappell
• United States
13 Oct 15
I loved Mad Magazine as a kid - my dentist always had that magazine on hand!! And Spy vs Spy was one of my favorites. I can't explain it, but the contrasty black and white characters were always a bit eerie to me - but they always grabbed me - and their antics were hysterical. Interestingly, I thought the characters translated quite well as 3D characters!