Welcome to the Internet home of
Mobile Mask magazine
The 2017 magazine is now no longer for sale in most stores or through this web site. However, you can still find copies of the 2017 edition on sale at Toomey's Mardi Gras, the Carnival Museum Gift Shop, Mardi Gras & More, and Bienville Books.
CORRECTION: In the Mobile Mask story about The Etruscans, which starts on page 45 of the 2017 issue, we incorrectly identified one of the group's founders as Mary Ann Tapia. We were a generation off, according to the Tapia family. The founding member was Mary Ann's mother-in-law, Corinne Barlow Tapia. Mobile Mask regrets the error.
For those of you who have the magazine and are seeking some of the "Extras" that accompany stories in this year's issue, you've come to the right place:
To see a gallery of photos shot at the Dynasty Collection store, click here.
The Ladies of Mardi Gras Day
To see a gallery of historical Order of Athena photos, click here.
Couples That Play Together
To see a gallery of historical Etruscans photos, click here.
And They're Off !
To see more photos of maskers spilling out of the Civic Center before their parades last year, click here.
To see Mobile Mask's video tribute to truck band drummer Chico McCollum, click here.
To see a small collection of Cowboys trivia, click here.
To see the Mask's coverage of Cowboys parades, photos and video, from 2012 through 2014, click here.
Homer McClure Sketches
To see a gallery of working
sketches of royal Mardi Gras
trains, click here.
The House of Mirth
To see more photos shot
inside Homer McClure's shop,
Because we don't like to discard anything we don't have to,
here are several of 2015's magazine extras:
To see more photos from
Julie Andrade's costume
shop, click here.
Joe Andrade Sketches
To see more costume
sketches by Joe
Andrade, click here.
Joe Cain's Story
To read the full story penned
by Joe Cain, as it appeared
in the newspaper, click here.
To see an exclusive video
of a Mardi Gras float
being transformed from
one year to the next,
And 2014's magazine extras:
Living in Joe's House
To see an exclusive Mobile Mask video tour of the Joe Cain house led by the owner of the house, Hap Kern, click here.
Masked No More
To read the rest of the Q&A with David Helms, the original Masked Observer, click here.
The Man Behind
To see a gallery of photos taken in Ron Barrett's studio/warehouse,
To see an exclusive video of the Mobile Olympia Brass Band,
Here are links to web sites for some of the people and organizations featured in the 2014 issue of Mobile Mask magazine:
Order of Inca
Brittany's Twirling Crewe
Cain's Merry Widows
Mobile Museum of Art
History Museum of Mobile
Mobile Carnival Museum
Artist Brent Amacker
And here are a couple of 2013's magazine extras:
If you'd like to see a video of float
builder Patty Keenan giving
a tour of the Shadow Barons'
float barn, click here.
If you'd like to see a video of
Grayson Capps and the
Lost Cause Minstrels playing
"Wail and Ride,"
Here are some web sites and Facebook pages with more info on the people and groups featured in the 2013 Mobile Mask magazine:
Crewe of Columbus
Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association
Battiste Bakery & Blends
Devlin Wilson or Devlin's Facebook page