Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic OBEY/OBAMA image we've seen so much during the current presidential campaign, writes:

Check out this link to a plethora of parodies of my Obama HOPE poster. I'm very happy that the HOPE poster has become such a point of reference. One parody that is not included is something I consider a high point in my career for pop culture recognition. Mad Magazine's new cover is a spoof of my Obama image. I loved Mad as a kid. I think Mad's satire heightened my understanding of irony and hypocrisy. I'm very excited to be a part of Mad's history.

mad history (obeygiant.com, thanks Sean "kappa hunter" Bonner!)