the Recycled issue!
Never throw anything out. I pitched my old Plague article to Cracked and guess what? They bought it!!! Weird. I played with the name and added some things, as did the editors, but it came out pretty good.
So, there I was, minding my own business when 25 years later The Plague contacts me about submitting something to their anniversary issue. Imagine that! And they actually kept the "NYU's Only Intentionally Funny Publication" tagline.
...And, no, I don't know what this cover is about either.
My final issue (for awhile) with a cover that I just don't understand. It was probably just time to go.
Odds and ends:
My favorite cover. It's mine. I conceived it. I had all the statues and comic stuff. I had to borrow my brother-in-law's 35 mm camera to take it. Then one of the co-editors added the Plague-centric stuff and we turned it into a cover. Needless to say, we were doing the Sgt. Pepper cover. Or maybe I needed to say that.
The Christmas issue. Cover was my idea, featuring our mascot, Zol.
My first post-graduate issue, featuring the recently arrested professor on the cover. One of the few times we attempted "topical" humor, since our lead time was so long.
Over the summer we got together to prepare a mini-issue that we could hand out at the start of term 1979 at the big NYU clubs and teams street fair. That way we could both amuse and recruit students.
The 4th issue of our second year.
This was my last issue...as a student of NYU. I didn't let a little thing like graduation keep me from being involved. Apparently it saved the staff the grief of bringing in new members. Which, as we would discover, would cause a lot of grief to the old members.