“Kids Letters To Other World Leaders” MAD #75 (1962)
Created within days of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, titled “Kids Letters To Other World Leaders”, this historic gag makes light of global politics at the moment in history when we were closer to nuclear war than any other. The delightful “childrens” drawings of SIX world leaders plus three “letters”, including one to Fidel Castro, add to the appeal of this LARGE ART Mad classic. If you are looking for just one example from MAD in the 1960’s it would be hard to top this page, published in issue #75 in 1962. The image area measures a HUGE 16″ x 21″. The letters are written by Pearl Belkin, with art by the GREAT Bob Clarke.