Al Jaffee began his career in 1941 working as a comic-book artist for several publications including Timely Comics and Atlas Comics, both precursors to Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Mad in 1955, and as of 2014 remains it's longest-running contributor. In 1964 Jaffee created the Fold-In, his prolific Mad feature that is now a signature of the publication. Many artists and comedians, including Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, have cited his work during this period as a direct inspiration. Throughout his distinguished career Jaffe has won several awards from the National Cartoonist's Society, he has been inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, and in 2008 he won the Reuben Awards' Cartoonist of the Year.