Archive for January 9, 2013

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, we begin…

Tomorrow, January 10, is an important day for the future of When We Went MAD! We will begin thirty days of fundraising to complete this terrific project. When those thirty days have come and gone, we will know then if we can continue with this, as it is an all or nothing proposition. If we reach our goal – it will be full steam ahead with production. If we do not reach our goal, we get nothing – everyone who has contributed will get their money back and we will have to weigh the alternatives, more than likely that means closing up shop. Join us in honoring MAD Magazine’s legacy – donate to our cause! But just as important, please, please tell your friends and family about When We Went MAD! Bring it up in conversation, stand on a street corner and mumble it. Pull a Julie Andrews and shout it from the top of the Swiss Alps. Word of mouth is the name of the game!

2! Count ’em 2!

Bet you didn’t see this coming:
In less than two days…


Can you feel the electricity? I can!

It’s so close I can almost taste it. But that would involve licking the computer screen. Won’t do that. Nonetheless, in three days, you will have a chance to change the course of history, well not change the course as much as grant us the funds needed to document history and present it in a pleasing video format. But you get the idea!

Kickstarter! When We Went MAD! Join our worthy cause! Tell your friends – the more the merrier!

Join us for our Kickstarter launch in four days!

A gentle reminder – In four days we unveil our Kickstarter fundraising campaign for When We Went MAD! The most assured way to a successful fundraising effort via crowdsourcing is to have as many people involved in it as possible. If you like what we are doing, please share this link with your friends and ask the same from them. And remind them that on Jan 10 they can officially be a part of our labor of love.

Five, cinco, خامِس, pět, cinq, 五個

By my count, five days until our Kickstarter launch.
Be sure to view the trailer and share that link with as many of your friends and enemies as possible. Let’s turn crowdfunding into entirepopulationsfunding!

Save your pennies. Clean your couch. Hold off on taxes for six or so days. When We Went MAD! will only be completed with your help!
This is already shaping up to be a great project – the interviews we have in the can are terrific. The story of MAD is the story of American culture for the last sixty years. Help us tell that story in our documentary!

Why do they call a preview the “trailer”?

The wait is over. Available to the world now is the official trailer to When We Went MAD!
A five minute tease, with great bites from Al Jaffee, Al Feldstein, Dick DeBartolo, Duck Edwing, Larry Seigel, Arnie Kogen, Nick Meglin, Sergio Aragones, Frank Jacobs, and Mort Drucker! A true peek behind the scenes of a documentary of ecch-ic proportions!

Click the link above!

Who’s worthy?

We’re putting together our grand wish-list of those who we think have been influenced by reading MAD Magazine. We have no proof of MAD’s effect on them, we’re just playing a hunch. From there, we’d like to pursue and interview with them.
So let’s throw it out there – tell us who you think may claim to be tainted by MAD-ness, and why you think they would be a good interview. Those not associated with MAD – entertainers, politicians, convicts… No book reports, just a few lines supporting your theory.

T-minus 7

And the official countdown is on. In seven days, we unleash upon the world our official Kickstarter campaign to continue production of When We Went Mad! Today we sent out a press release to several local Detroit news outlets (I am based in Pleasant Ridge, a small city just outside of Detroit) and out of the immediate responses to our press release, most reporters inquiring about the movie start off by saying something to the effect of, “I read MAD when I was a kid – didn’t quite get the jokes at first…” or “I still have a stack of my uncle’s old MAD’s in my basement.” You see, it’s there. It may be a sliver of a memory or a thought that hasn’t surfaced for quite a while, but it’s there – MAD was a part of many a childhood, however big or small – so many have a personal story tied to it. When We Went MAD! is the story of all the artists, writers, and production staff of MAD – the story of those that gave you those fond memories.

Seven days. And then it’s up you to help keep this going.