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The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics

Author: Denis Kitchen; Paul Buhle
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2009.
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The creator of MAD and Playboy's "Little Annie Fanny" was called "one of the most important figures in postwar America" by the New York Times. Harvey Kurtzman's groundbreaking "realistic" war comics of the early '50s and various satirical publications (MAD, Trump, Humbug, and Help!) had an immense impact on popular culture, inspiring a generation of underground cartoonists. Without Kurtzman, it's unlikely we'd have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harvey Kurtzman; Harvey Kurtzman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Kitchen; Paul Buhle
ISBN: 9780810972964 0810972964
OCLC Number: 191763373
Description: xiii, 241 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 30 cm.
Contents: Hey look! It's the '40s. The earliest years ; High school of music and art ; Louis Ferstadt shop ; World War II experience ; Postwar : the Charles William Harvey studio ; Timely and Stan Lee ; "Hey look!" ; Enter Adele ; Late-'40s diversification ; Bridge to a new decade --
Kurtzman rewrites history, in pictures (and later saves E.C. Comics). Two-fisted editing ; Kurtzman methods ; Other battlegrounds ; "Corpse on the Imjin!" --
Kurtzman's Mad. The impetus behind Mad's creation ; Madmen ; "Superduperman!" ; Deconstruction before it had a name ; Mad becomes a magazine ; "3-dimensions!" --
Three magazines and freelance hell. The birth and quick death of Trump ; Enter Humbug, the cartoonist collective ; "Marley's ghost" ; Jungle book ; Finding work wherever it was : 1959-61 ; A graphic novel that didn't know what it was ; "The grasshopper and the ant" ; A final helping of magazine --
Satire in technicolor. "Little Annie Fanny" origin story ; "Little Annie Fanny : Americans in Paris" ; Perfect collaborators ; Other projects during the "Annie" years ; Offsetting late-career consolations ; "Little Annie Fanny".
Responsibility: by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle ; introduction by Harry Shearer.
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Harvey Kurtzman was the creator of "MAD Magazine" and "Playboy"'s 'Little Annie Fanny', and is considered one of the leading artists in American satirical and adult comics. This book includes pencil  Read more...

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