Category: Comics

“A day in the life of James Bond”: Cartoon from Danish MAD Magazine (1987)


From the time Martin Bigum was 15 to 21 years old, the future visual artist contributed satirical cartoons and gags to the Danish version of MAD Magazine.  For issue 55 of Dansk MAD, published by Interpresse in 1987, Bigum wrote and drew this page, "A day in the life of James Bond".

The captions say:
- "Sorry, sir. All entrance prohibited. Turn the car around - and drive away!"
- "Roger! And Moore!"

Martin Bigum Dansk MAD 55-1987The cartoon is reproduced with the kind permission of Martin Bigum.

“Never Say Never Again”: Cartoons from the daily Information (1983)

Ahead of the Danish theatrical release of "Never Say Never Again" (Taliafilm 1983), in which 53-year-old Sean Connery made his comeback appearance as James Bond 007, the daily Information printed the following two cartoons created by British newspaper cartoonist Raymond Jackson ("JAK")  for The Evening Standard.

The first cartoon in which Connery is ridiculed for his advanced age in the Bond role is put in a different light today by "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" which is currently (2023) showing in cinemas. Harrison Ford was 80 years old during the shooting of his farewell performance as the heroic action archeologist Indiana Jones. (By the way, Connery was only 12 years older than Ford when they played father and son respectively in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989).

From Information, December 23, 1983:

NSNA Jak vittighedstegning 1 (Inf 23-12-1983)

The caption reads: "Sean Connery has finished a new 007 film at the age of 53: - Yes, but the wheelchair chase is supposed to be amazing!"

Fra Information 4. januar 1984:

NSNA Jak vittighedstegning 2 (Inf 04-01-1984)

Caption: "Children are not the only ones affected by violence in films: - Be nice to him. He always gets so aggressive after watching those horrible James Bond films".

With thanks to Isak Thorsen.