Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Nutheads

Famed MAD Magazine cartoonist Don Martin attempted a daily strip with this offering from Universal Press Syndicate called The Nutheads, which ran from 1989 to 1993.

The strip was about a family, including mom, Hazel, dad Nutley, daughter Macadamia and baby Nutkin.

The strip, unfortunately, is not Martin's highmarks. Many papers picked it up based on the fact that it's drawn by Martin. However, it was clear that the strip had none of what made his work at MAD memorable, so newspapers began dropping it. Apparently, even Universal Press dropped it, because Martin switched to self-syndicating toward the end of the run.

1 comment:

C. Sandy Cyst said...

Still worth just looking at if not reading.