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The Resource The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle ; introduction by Harry Shearer

The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle ; introduction by Harry Shearer

Label
The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics
Title
The art of Harvey Kurtzman
Title remainder
the mad genius of comics
Statement of responsibility
by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle ; introduction by Harry Shearer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 had Airplane, SNL, or National Lampoon. Kurtzman also discovered Robert Crumb and gave Gloria Steinem her first job in publishing when he hired her as his assistant. Terry Gilliam also started at his side, met an unknown John Cleese in the process, and the genesis of Monty Python was formed. This definitive book includes hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations, paintings, pencil sketches, newly discovered lost E.C. Comics layouts, color compositions, illustrated correspondence, and vintage photos from the rich Kurtzman archives.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitchen, Denis
Dewey number
  • 741.5/6973
  • 808
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.K87
LC item number
Z75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Buhle, Paul
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Kurtzman, Harvey
Label
The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle ; introduction by Harry Shearer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Essential Harvey Kurtzman bibliography: page 241
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Control code
191763373
Dimensions
28 x 30 cm
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780810972964
Lccn
2008004809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)191763373
Label
The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle ; introduction by Harry Shearer
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Essential Harvey Kurtzman bibliography: page 241
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Control code
191763373
Dimensions
28 x 30 cm
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780810972964
Lccn
2008004809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)191763373

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