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Wally Wood
“Disneyland Memorial Orgy”
Poster, 1967

One of the original Mad Magazine illustrators, Wally Wood published this poster in The Realist, an underground newsletter, in 1967. An inside source at Disney told Realist editor Paul Krassner that the company chose not to sue to avoid drawing attention to what could ultimately be a losing battle. However, Disney was not so reluctant when an entrepreneur pirated the drawing and sold it as a black light poster. The blatantly commercial nature of the bootleg–as well as its potential to reach an audience far larger than the Realist–prompted Disney to file a lawsuit, which was ultimately settled out of court.