In 1967, Paul Krassner published Mad artist
Wally Wood’s parody as a centerspread for his satirical magazine, The
Realist, and then as a black-&-white poster. Now here it is, available again, the
original poster on high-quality paper, digitally colored by an ex-Disney employee,
18"x24" – suitable for framing – mailed first-class in a protective tube.
–for $35.00 (plus $4.50 USA
In December 2010, the Oakland branch
of the writers' organization PEN honored Paul Krassner
with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
here to see his 13-minute acceptance speech.
To read an interview with Paul Krassner on Obama,
Orgies & the Art of Offensive Cartoonsclick here.
Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut:
Misadventures in the Counterculture
by Paul Krassner
I have been a fan of his since I was a snot-nosed kid, and his
words have been a driving force and influence on my life. If you have read
his work before, you know the joys that you are in for. If you haven't,
start reading, and consider this your lucky day. For Paul Krassner is an
activist, a philosopher, a lunatic and a saint, but most of all he is funny.
Krassner has the uncanny ability to alter your
Los Angeles Times
Wickedly funny... Chillingly funny... A convincing look
at a man who knows how to wield absurdity.
San Francisco Chronicle
Krassner is one of the best minds of his generation to be
destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked but mainly hysterical.
His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.
Paulšs own writing, in particular, seemed daring and
adventurous to me; it took big chances and made important arguments
in relentlessly funny ways. I felt, down deep, that maybe I had some
of that in me, too; that maybe I could be using my skills to better
express my beliefs. The Realist was the inspiration that
kept pushing me to the next level; there was no way I could continue
reading it and remain the same.
He is an expert at ferreting out
hypocrisy and absurdism from the more solemn crannies of American
New York Times
Krassner lives in a world where
Truth and Satire are swingers, changing partners so often you never know
who belongs with whom.
The Realist was the legendary satirical magazine published from 1958 to
2001. Founded and edited by Paul Krassner, his credo was Irreverence is our
only sacred cow, and in order to practice what he preached he published some
of the most incendiary cartoons that ever appeared in an American magazine. Time
magazine concluded: Perhaps the satire magazine that most closely resembles
Charlie Hebdo in terms of inflammatory imagery was The Realist.
Nancy Cain balances her way along the alternative media tightrope
between Pirate TV and YouTube with considerable insight and wit. Video Days
is an entertaining and significant slice of countercultural history,
All issues of The Realist are now available at
The Realist Archive Project. Click here