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[Groop]Re: Questions for Mark & Groop
On Thu, 9 Nov 2000 07:49:47 -0600, "Jeff Kozicki (ADESA)"
>2. Mark, any thoughts of a political parody, or is it just too
>over-trodden a territory?
ME: It's getting tougher and tougher to parody politics. They're
doing a fine job of it in Florida.
>3. I heard on the radio this morning that this month is Mad Magazines
>400th issue! What a great landmark! Does anyone know how many issues
>Sergio has graced with his wonderful talents?
ME: Sergio has been in every issue since #76 with one exception.
>a. When you decided that you wanted to be a writer?
ME: About when I was ten.
>b. Was your family supportive?
ME: Reasonably so. My father hated his job and his main wish was that
I get into some field I would love. He was a little apprehensive that
a person could make a living as a writer, as he'd met lots of
unsuccessful writers. But when I started writing professionally, I
was suddenly making two or three times as much money as he was and
that caused him to relax.
>c. How long it was before you broke into the business
ME: Well, it's hard to say when I started. But about a week after I
got out of high school, I made my first formal submissions to a
professional magazine. I took them four articles and they bought
three for $300 apiece. This was 1969.
>d. Was there was ever a time, before or after that point that you
>wanted to chuck the whole thing?
ME: Never. Not for a moment.
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