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    Dave Berg MAD #66 Historic First "Lighter Side" 4-page Story "The Lighter Side of The Television Set" Original Art (EC, 1961). Dave Berg takes the television set to task, in these four pages from his landmark, first published "The Lighter Side of..." story. Berg began at MAD in 1956. For five years, he provided satirical looks at areas such as Little League baseball, boating, and babysitting. In 1961, he started the magazine's "Lighter Side of..." feature, his most famous creation. Berg contributed to MAD until his death, a total of 46 years. His last set of "Lighter Side of..." strips, which had been written but not penciled, were illustrated after Berg's death by 18 of MAD's other artists as a final tribute -- this affectionate send-off included the magazine's final new contribution from Jack Davis. In recent years, Berg's "Lighter Side of..." strips have been rewritten for MAD with inappropriately "un-Berg-like" humor by long time MAD writer Dick DeBartolo and others; this irregular feature is called "The Darker Side of the Lighter Side." Each page was drawn in pen and ink, and has an overall size of approximately 18" x 24". They average Very Good condition. From the MAD Collection.

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