Sam the Man
My Great Big American Trip Day 9.
On my final day I took the train into New York early, so I could go to the Mad offices on 1700 Broadway. I was met by art edtor Sam Viviano, who continued the Mad tradition of almost never telling the truth. After learning that the Dutch edition of Mad had stopped after six issue, he introduced me to everyone as 'the editor of the longstanding Dutch edition of Mad'. I had the first five issues of Mad with me. "Why not six?" he asked. I said I must ahve forgotten the last one. He said: "Well, you can take these back as well, I don't do imcomplete series". We leaved through the Dutch edition and he complemented me on the quality of our packages. I think he meant the magazine.