Cartoon madness

Issue Three of the Complete & Utter Madness Madzine is dedicated to cartoon or comic artwork that both Madness fans created for competitions or publication, the artwork used on official single covers or materials, and the unknown artists that still hide in the nutty world of Madness, classic cuttings from the Musical press of the 80s, a featured M.A.D.H.E.A.D section, the Absolutely album… poll results, and so much more.

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Introduction

Here we go… Issue Three!

Madness was always portrayed as “Nutty”, and, of course, it had everything to do with their own promotion of their “Nutty Sound” and their infamous “Nutty Train” seen on the “One Step Beyond” album and single sleeves. Ultimately, they were always known for their wacky and crazy behaviour and had always been represented as those bonkers, batty, crackers, scatty, loony, loopy MADNESS!

As we researched this issue, it became more and more apparent why the Nutty Boys became so ingrained in Nutty culture; apart from their crazy antics in their videos and on TV, which in some cases led to them being banned from any future shows, but their presence as comic characters in popular publications from the Beano to Look-In, and even in their own Fan Club Magazine and then you’d find Madness turned into cartoons or variations of Andy Warhol’s pop-art on their own 45 single sleeves.

Madness had closely engaged with fans through the MIS Fan Club. They even ran a ‘Draw To Win’ competition in issue two of The Nutty Boys comic, which elevated the band and comic’s artistic presence.

In the early days, Madness embraced their unique “Nutty Boys” image and sound, but they began to evolve their style as time passed. By 1982, they shifted towards a more serious and sober approach with less emphasis on light-hearted and humorous themes.

This issue is to revive and re-live those crazy comic days of those Nutty Boys – MADNESS!

Enjoy this little piece of Nutty Magic.

 

INSIDE

  • Fans Create Cartoon Madness.
  • The Mad Cartoonist
  • Featured M.A.D.H.E.A.D
  • It’s Madness Cartoon Strip
  • I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side
  • Absolutely Favourite Singles Poll Results
  • Dave Robinson, Co-Founder of Stiff Records
  • Bonkers, Batty, Crackers, Scatty, Loony, Loopy…
  • + much more!

Title: Cartoon Madness
Issue: Issue Three – 2023 (Jul-Sep)
Edition: First Edition
Subscription: Included

Publisher: Publisher Services
Publication Date: July 1, 2023
ISBN-13: 979-8-3507-1788-4
Year Released: 2023

Language: English
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24 Pages
Size: Digest (5.5″ x 8.5″)

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24 Pages

Language

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English

Publisher

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Publisher Services

Publication date

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July 1, 2023

Subscription

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Included

ISBN-13

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979-8-3507-1788-4

Madzine magazine is a semi-professional and non-official publication for Madness and music fans. For those who love Madness, there is an opportunity for a new generation to experience the charm of a “Fanzine”. Although the original fans from the 80s may be content with their past, this Madzine has a unique look, feel, and character that distinguishes it from other publications. Within its pages, readers can delve into the past with one-of-a-kind articles, in-depth research from the Madness archives, and exclusive never-before-seen photography designed to introduce all fans to a new world of Madness.

It’s been several years since any such issue of a Madness zine landed on anyone’s doorstep. Sure, you can get up to the minute Madness news online, but there’s nothing like sitting down with a good zine and giving yourself a break from a screen – even better, you now own a physical piece of Madness history. So join our vibrant community of Madness enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world! Our subscribers hail from countries like Japan, Ireland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the United States, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Join us and connect with fans from various corners of the globe.

Sample Pages

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Reviews

3 reviews for Madzine (Issue Three, 2023)

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    Esther Alcamo (verified owner)

    Cartoon Madness was a fascinating issue, incorporating the artistic efforts of illustrators and cartoonists from the original fan base as well as commercial and creative artists who contributed to the visual world of Madness. The issue is beautifully presented and organized, and truly transports the reader in time to show how immersed the band was in English popular culture.

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    JPhi BONNET (verified owner)

    Arrived yesterday, and it would be mad to miss it, Great work!

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    Andrew Coulter (verified owner)

    What a great addition to the collection my drawing made it into this loved all the contributions from fellow fan’s

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Cartoon Madness

Madzine (Issue Three, 2023)

Issue Three of the Complete & Utter Madness Madzine is dedicated to cartoon or comic artwork that both Madness fans created for competitions or publication, the artwork used on official single covers or materials, and the unknown artists that still hide in the nutty world of Madness, classic cuttings from the Musical press of the 80s, a featured M.A.D.H.E.A.D section, the Absolutely album… poll results, and so much more.  Take advantage of This One!

INSIDE:

  • Fans Create Cartoon Madness.
  • The Mad Cartoonist
  • Featured M.A.D.H.E.A.D
  • It’s Madness Cartoon Strip
  • I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side
  • Absolutely Favourite Singles Poll Results
  • Dave Robinson, Co-Founder of Stiff Records
  • Bonkers, Batty, Crackers, Scatty, Loony, Loopy…
  • + much more!

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