If you don't think you know Al Jaffee, you do. He was one of the staples of Mad Magazine for decades and decades. He's the reason you were always trying to properly fold the back of your Mad into thirds.
Jaffee was 102, which means he saw almost *everything* comics had to throw at the world. He would have been about 17 when Superman arrived, fer chrissake. His first work was published in 1942, and he joined Mad in 1955. He delivered art to Mad until the end of 2019. Mind-bending.
As a cartoonist, Jaffee didn't just do fold-ins. He also delivered classic Mad bits with a pitch and tone that informed the comedic sensibilities of the many generations who read his work. I, myself, always appreciated the Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, which it probably took me decades to deprogram myself from emulating.
That longevity and variety of offerings means Jaffee brought laughs to folks for 80 years. I mean, I've lost a lot of time putting this post together just because I've been reading Jaffee's work. It holds up like crazy!
We'll miss Jaffee, but, man, what a career.