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MAD Premieres on Cartoon Network This Monday, Yeah That MAD

This Monday Cartoon Network will debut a new fifteen minute show featuring such segments as CSiCarly, 2010 Dalmations, Batman Family Feud, and, yes, Spy vs. Spy. Though the use of the MAD Magazine satiric philosophy and name for a cartoon show seems like it should have happened a while ago, but apparently the license was tied up in MADtv. However, the live action show aired its last episode in 2009, and so it is obviously time for a new television interpretation of the historic humor publication. From the LA Times interview with the show's producers, who between the two of them had hands in Robot Chicken, Crank Yankers, and our personal nostalgia trigger, KaBlam!:
Kevin Shinick: It’s one of the last things you see on Cartoon Network before it goes to Adult Swim, so there isn't a day that goes by that I don't push the envelope and try and get away with something that could easily be done on Adult Swim, but because it's Cartoon Network, every day we have our battles, and we win a lot of them. It really does get you in the mood. You will notice a shift from watching Cartoon Network, and then you get "MAD," and then you g o into Adult Swim. It's going to be a nice transition.

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The 2010 Harvey Award Winners

The Harvey Awards, the American comics industry's in-house awards show, was last night. For the second time, the MC was the internet's own Scott Kurtz, writer and artist behind PVP, occasionally known as the granddaddy of webcomics. There was even a bit of controversy, after Mark Waid's "impassioned speech about copyright and what its intent truly is" which contained a reminder to the comics industry to "not make the mistakes of the RIAA and the movie industry." According to Bleeding Cool,
Sergio Aragonés was later to counter Waid’s theme face-to-face which led to a rather loud contre temps between the two and a bit of a storm off on Waid’s part, with Aragones acclaiming that you don’t just give your work away.
Aragonés, if you're looking for a contextual touchstone, is a veteran of Mad Magazine and the creator of Groo the Wanderer, while Waid wrote The Flash for eight years, and was the writer behind Kingdom Come. But enough of that! See the award winners and their competition below:

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