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    • William Rostoker
    • 13.11.13 | 10:43 (IST)

    I have read Mad magazine from day one. The headline attracted me. There have been many Jewish artists and writers through the years. I find it unbelievable that the name William Gaines was not mentioned. "Bill" Gaines founded Mad with Harvey Kurtzman in 1952, but Kurtzman left in 1956 while Gaines continued to be the publisher until his death in 1992. As for the Jewish angle,, his father changed his name from Ginzburg or Ginsberg to Gaines. Although "Bill" Gaines may have been born Jewish, he was an atheist Credit should be given where credit is due.

    from the article: You don't have to be Jewish to be Mad ... but it helps
    First published 12:00 13.11.13 | Last updated 12:00 12.11.13
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