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Al Jaffee Papers, 1945-2018

Series II: Other comics and illustrations, 1945-2014

Series II contains original art created by Jaffee for other entities than MAD. These include the New York Herald-Tribune-syndicated cartoon "Tall Tales" (1958-1965) and several other unpublished cartoons that were created for potential newspaper syndication. The series also includes illustrations and background research for Jaffee's 2009 biography, Al Jaffee's MAD Life, and illustrations for the Moshiach Times' "The Shpy" dating from circa 1990s to 2013. Sketches, proofs, and tear sheets of advertisements and other contract work done by Al Jaffee are included as well.

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Subseries II.1: Syndicated comics, 1950-2009



Box 17 Syndicate cartoon specs: Art for unidentified comic, circa 1950s-1960s



Box 13 Syndicate cartoon specs: TV or Not TV, 1950



Box 16 Syndicate cartoon specs: Klumsy Kat/Alex, 1952


Box 16 Syndicate cartoon specs: Clem N' Tiny (first version), 1957


Box 16 Syndicate cartoon specs: Clem N' Tiny (another version), 1957



Box 32 Tall Tales proofs, 1958


Box 32 Tall Tales proofs, 1959


Box 32 Tall Tales proofs (may be unused), 1959



Box 34 Tall Tales Sundays, 1959-1963



Box 27 Tall Tales Sunday proofs, circa 1960s



Box 33 Tall Tales daily proofs, circa 1960s


Box 33 Tall Tales newspaper, mostly unused, circa 1960s


Box 33 Tall Tales pulled for Al Jaffee's MAD Rejects book, not all used, circa 1960s



Box 34 Tall Tales proofs (used in book), circa 1960s



Box 33 Tall Tales proofs (not used, may be extras), circa 1960s


Box 33 Tall Tales proofs (not used, may be extras), labeled "hold", circa 1960s


Box 33 Tall Tales proofs (not used, may be extras), labeled "rejected", circa 1960s



Box 34 Tall Tales proofs used in Tall Tales book, circa 1960s


Box 34 Tall Tales proofs, not used, circa 1960s


Box 34 Tall Tales Sundays photostats, circa 1960s



Box 30 AFTERthoughts strip copies, circa 1960s



Box 17 Syndicate cartoon specs: Finkelstein's Monster, 1960



Box 13 Syndicate cartoon specs: Finkelstein's Monster, 1960



Box 32 Tall Tales proofs, 1960



Box 16 Syndicate cartoon specs: Gerald, 1961



Box 32 Tall Tales proofs, 1961


Box 32 Tall Tales proofs, 1962



Box 16 Syndicate cartoon specs: Georgie's Dragon, 1963



Box 32 Tall Tales proofs, 1963



Box 33 Tall Tales proofs, 1964



Box 17 Syndicate cartoon specs: Jaffee's Spot, 1965


Box 17 Syndicate cartoon specs: Mr. Showbiz, 1965



Box 33 Tall Tales proofs, 1965


Box 33 Tall Tales proofs, 1966



Box 26 Tall Tales book contents list and afterword, 2007



Box 23 Tall Tales book contract, 2007, 2012



Box 13 Tall Tales book signing sign, circa 2008



Box 4 Tall Tales book introduction and title art, 2008


Box 4 Tall Tales book tracings, 2008



Box 23 Tall Tales book production, 2008



Box 26 Tall Tales book proofs, 2008 March



Box 31 Tall Tales book proofs, 2008 April



Box 29 Barnes and Noble Tall Tales book signing poster, 2008 December



Box 23 Abrams Books catalog with Tall Tales entry, 2008-2009 Fall/Winter


Subseries II.2: Der Shpy, 1986-2017



Box 22 Moshiach Times tear sheets, 1986-2002



Box 26 Der Shpy templates, references, and tear sheets, circa 1990s-2010s


Box 26 Der Shpy printed material with art by Al Jaffee, circa 1990s-2010s



Box 11 Moshiach Times Der Shpy artwork, circa 2000s



Box 22 Moshiach Times , 2005, 2009-2017



Box 5 Der Shpy tracings, circa 2010s


Subseries II.3: Al Jaffee's MAD Life, 1995-2010



Box 28 "Z" research, 1995-2008


Box 28 "Z" research: illustration sketches, chapters 1-5, circa 2008


Box 28 "Z" interview notes and research, circa 2008



Box 35 Research for "Z" (Al Jaffee's MAD Life), circa 2008


Box 35 Rough book notes for Al Jaffee's MAD Life, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life script and color pages, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life final color illustrations set, corrected, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life color illustrations, uncorrected, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life color illustrations, uncorrected, numbered and titled, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life illustrations, extras and early versions, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life illustrations, notes and reference, circa 2008


Box 35 Al Jaffee's MAD Life proofs, circa 2008



Box 23 Al Jaffee's MAD Life production, 2008-2010



Box 25 Correspondence about Al Jaffee's MAD Life, 2008-2010



Box 9 Al Jaffee's MAD Life sketches, circa 2009


Box 9 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: tracings, circa 2009


Box 9 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: ink line drawings, circa 2009



Box 10 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: photocopies, circa 2009


Box 10 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: prints, photographs, etc., circa 2009


Box 10 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: tracings, circa 2009


Box 10 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: ink line drawings, circa 2009


Box 10 Al Jaffee's MAD Life original art: rough cover sketches, circa 2009



Box 23 Al Jaffee's MAD Life publishing contract, 2009-2011



Box 10 Borders book signing poster for Al Jaffee's MAD Life, 2010 September 29



Box 23 Press and reviews of Al Jaffee's MAD Life, 2010-2011



Box 28 Photocopies of art for Al Jaffee's MAD Life, circa 2010


Box 28 News clippings and reviews of Al Jaffee's MAD Life, circa 2010


Subseries II.4: Advertising, contract work, and commissions, 1945-2016



Box 26 "Howl While You Heal,", 1945



Box 27 Benson and Hedges advertisement proofs, circa 1960s


Box 27 Lambs Club short films advertisement proofs, circa 1960s


Box 27 Passport Scotch advertisement proofs, circa 1960s



Box 21 Metropolitan Sunday Newspapers advertisement proofs and tear sheet, 1960



Box 20 Playboy magazine cartoon proof, 1964



Box 26 Playboy magazine tear sheets and copies, 1964 December-1986 September



Box 23 Celebrity book blurbs, 1967, 1997, 2010



Box 21 Nation's Business advertisement proofs, 1969



Box Map case 15J Folder 14 Inforex dinosaur advertisement two-page spread, Wall Street Journal, 1969 May 14



Box 21 Ohrbach's advertisement proofs, 1970



Box 27 Population Institute tear sheets, circa 1970s



Box 20 Inforex advertisement proofs, circa 1970s



Box 21 Inforex advertisement proofs, circa 1970s



Box Map case 15J Folder 14 Printed poster of gorilla for Inforex ad, circa 1970s



Box 26 Magazine clippings with art by Al Jaffee, circa 1970s-1990s



Box 27 Fold-Ins by others, circa 1970s-2010s



Box 26 Esquire magazine tear sheets, 1972 April



Box 4 Advertising proofs, circa 1980s



Box 1 T-shirts with Al Jaffee art, 1985, 2011



Box 26 University of Cape Town Hedgehog Stampede cartoon, 1987



Box 27 BBDO Chicago Fold-In advertisement proof, 1989



Box 23 Gallery shows, 1989-2013



Box 26 Al Jaffee Hallmark cards, circa 1990s



Box 23 Mark Cohen correspondence and contracts, 1990-1999



Box 26 MTV Fold-In advertisement proof, 1991



Box 20 Cape Kong poster, 1993, 1998


Box 20 Provincetown Public Library Fun-Raiser posters and other Provincetown fundraiser posters, 1993-2009



Box 26 Contract work for corporate promotional publications, 1993-2010



Box 20 Provincetown Tennis Club poster design, 1999



Box 23 Licensed Al Jaffee art, 1999-2010


Box 23 Magazine commissions: contracts and payments, 1999-2011



Box 4 The Rock Snob's Dictionary art, circa 2000s


Box 4 Panels for Puck magazine, circa 2000s



Box 20 Mixed tracings on politics: Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, pig spec art for Greta Morgenstern New York Times column, circa 2000s



Box 27 Honorariums to other artists and art commissioned for books, circa 2000s



Box 26 Film: GQ Giuliani article, Al Jaffee at easel, "Whale Watch," and Passport Scotch advertisement, circa 2000s


Box 26 "Rudy Giuliani's Cranky Answers to Constituent Questions" GQ magazine clippings, 2000 February



Box 23 Al Jaffee books: foreign, 2000-2001


Box 23 Humbug artwork agreement, Kurtzman, 2002-2009



Box 18 Vh1 "Bands Reunited" Fold-In, 2003



Box 27 Vh1 "Bands Reunited" Fold-In ad campaign, contracts and tear sheets, 2003



Box 20 Wolf, Greenfield and The Johnson Group Fold-In holiday cards tracings and proofs, 2003



Box 27 Wolf, Greenfield and The Johnson Group Fold-In holiday cards, contracts and proofs, 2003



Box 23 Book commissions, contracts, and payments, 2003-2012



Box 20 Alter Ego magazine cover proofs, 2004



Box 22 Alter Ego magazine, 2004 April, 2014 July



Box 20 Hooked on the Cape poster, 2005



Box 23 Personal commissions: contracts and payments, 2005, 2009



Box 20 Vice magazine "Chair Party" art, 2006


Box 20 Vice magazine comics issue cover art, 2006


Box 20 Vice magazine "Rollicking Responses to Inane Inquiries" art, 2006



Box 21 The Complete Humbug book jacket proofs, 2008



Box 23 PLAZM t-shirt design, 2009



Box 19 Squa Tront/Jerry Weist Fold-In, 2009



Box 23 Personal commissions: photocopies and correspondence, 2009-2013



Box 18 Javits Center, NYC ComiCon 2010 Fold-In, 2010



Box 19 San Diego Comic Con Fold-In, 2010



Box 20 "X Marks the Spot!" Fold-In for Scholastic Math, 2010



Box 26 "X Marks the Spot!" Fold-In commission for Scholastic Math, 2010



Box 20 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art "Is This the Al Jaffee Art Exhibit?" poster sketches and proof, 2010



Box 4 Captain Rochester sketches, 2010



Box 23 The Art Hustle artist trading cards and Captain Rochester trading cards, 2010



Box 31 Captain Rochester collector card press sheets, 2010



Box 36 The Art Hustle Artist trading cards, series 1 and 2 factory sets, 2010


Box 36 Captain Rochester collector cards, sets 1 and 2, 2010



Box 4 Mixed sketches by Al Jaffee, circa 2010



Box 22 Royal Flush magazine, 2011



Box 4 Garfield #9 cover, 2012-2013



Box 23 Garfield #9 cover commission, 2012-2013


Box 23 Spongebob Comics , 2012-2014



Box 26 Spongebob Comics reference images, 2012-2014



Box 4 Rube Goldberg tribute art, 2013



Box 21 Batman comic book special Fold-In cover, 2013



Box 8 Action Comics variant cover sketches and reference images, 2014 December



Box 18 Smoke Signal Fold-In full-color original art and tracings, 2014-2015



Box 20 Fantagraphics 40th anniversary multipanel comic, 2016



Box 2 Various pieces for Columbia, 2016



Box 8 Kingsman Fold-In print ad for the New Yorker, 2017



Box 4 "The Highwayman (Updated)" cartoon, undated


Box 4 Super Rabbit tracings, undated


Box 4 Anti-smoking devices cartoon tracings, undated



Box 8 Marx Brothers art for Hirschfeld/Daniel Kinske, undated



Box 20 Tracing of stairs, undated



Box 21 Proof of MAD cover art commissioned by Al Jaffee's dentist, undated



Box 23 Al Jaffee book advertisements, undated



Box 26 Willie Weirdie continuity, undated



Box 20 Art for pp. 44-45 of unidentified book, undated


Subseries II.5: Art sales and donations, 1992-2015



Box 23 MAD art sales, 1992-2012


Box 23 Sotheby's auction, 1995-1996


Box 23 Ohio State University gifts, 1995-2012


Box 23 Al Jaffee art auctions, 2000-2015


Box 23 Donated art, 2006, 2009