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Sam Viviano Named VP of Art & Design at DC Entertainment

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Sam Viviano (BFA 75) was named VP of Art & Design at DC Entertainment in February, after toiling anonymously (well, not really) for the last 15 years as Art Director of MAD Magazine. Sam, who gave the School of Art commencement address in 2010, has been associated with MAD since 1980, when he illustrated his first cover for the magazine. While his days are generally dominated by his AD duties, he does occasionally find time for a freelance illustration job: as part of DC Comics’ series of variant covers created by MAD artists for its April releases, Sam depicted Alfred E. Neuman as the arch-villain Mr. Freeze for the cover of Nightwing.