The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman The Mad Genius of Comics Harvey Kurtzman 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

  • Title: The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics
  • Author: Harvey Kurtzman Denis Kitchen Paul M. Buhle Harry Shearer
  • ISBN: 9780810972964
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Harvey Kurtzman 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 Art Spiegelman has stated on record that he owes his career to him And he s one of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner s favoHarvey Kurtzman 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 Art Spiegelman has stated on record that he owes his career to him And he s one of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner s favorite artists.Harvey Kurtzman had a Midas touch for talent, but was himself an astonishingly talented and influential artist, writer, editor, and satirist 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 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.The Art of Harvey Kurtzman is the first and only authorized celebration of this Master of American Comics 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

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    One thought on “The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics”

    1. Fascinating look inside the brain of a cartooning great, also somewhat depressing because it seems like MAD was his genius idea and after he walked away from it he spent the rest of his career trying to recapture that lightning in a bottle.

    2. The cover is ugly, but the artwork inside is really good. Some drawings more so than others. Once Kurtzman and Elder started doing Mad and Little Annie Fanny, they were pretty untouchable as a comic book artists. Wicked Wanda was comparable, but more vulgar, and it didn't have the Disney for adults magic that Kurtzman delivered. The writing is good. It could be improved by adding all of the writing and merging it will all of Little Annie Fanny, Goodman Beaver, and the first few issues of Mad, in [...]

    3. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman is a large-format well-illustrated overview of Harvey Kurtzman's work. The book is divided into 5 chronological chapters based on major periods in his life. Each chapter is illustrated with rough sketches from Kurtzman's personal archives and other half-finished pieces or sections, as well as at least one finished work from the period.Chapter 1 is entitled "Hey Look! It's the '40s" and is an outline of his earliest work in cartooning. Included are six of the 150 "Hey L [...]

    4. True to its title, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman focuses primarily on the creative output of the famed satirist and cartoonist, rather than the personal circumstances which afflict every person. Authors Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle spend a little time on Kurtzman's upbringing, education, family life, and professional careers, but delve much further into the work itself, keeping the mindset of Kurtzman clearly in focus.This book features a number of treats for the Kurtzman fan, including rare thumbn [...]

    5. Very good coffee-table format book on Kurtzman's art and career. Light on personal details (don't come here if you want an in-depth biography), this book is very strong on art, often reproducing very good images of original art and occasionally including things that have either never been published before or have not been reprinted in decades. The decision to include the entire Grasshopper and the Ant is a tad odd, all things considered. It is pure Kurtzman, unlike most of his work, so that is a [...]

    6. Books about comics or about specific creators can't get any better than this. Genius! Exhaustive! Complete! What more can I say ? This Kurtzman guy must have been really great. Until last year when I met Spiegelman, I didn't realize just how many great Jews there were in comics. Trust me , I don't mean that in a bad way. It just didn't really occur to me. Obviously, Kurtzman was one of the greatest of all. If you want to talk about influencing a generation, he has to be near the top of the list. [...]

    7. Just about as perfect a review of Kurtzman's work as you could want. Covers all the bases with lots of unpublished examples of his creations. Not much else to say, if you ever wondered what the big deal was about the man and his art, this will fill you in. If you're a fan of Kurtzman, it's a must read as it really gives you an appreciation of everything he did. My nitpick negatives is that there are numerous instances of art examples that appear before you read about the period in the text that [...]

    8. I knew a decent amount about Harvey Kurtzman before reading this book (did War Comics in the 50's, created MAD, left MAD and floundered, ended up on Little Annie Fanny), but this book definitely fleshed out the picture with a lot of nice reproductions.It's an art book so the focus was on individual images and short excerpts, but I would have enjoyed seeing more of the comics in their entirety. Highlights were seeing his earlier drawings and working process on the war comics. I've never been a bi [...]

    9. Kurtzman's art is fantastic, but this comics in this book never made me chuckle at all. Most of his jokes are just horribly unfunny.

    10. "Some wonderful artwork in this book." was what I wrote on 8 October 2011.On reading this again I would also say that the story of Kurtzman's life is fascinating too.

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