The Mad Genius of Comics
Abrams Comicarts 2009
Hardback 246pp Illustrated 266x285mm
9780810972964   Product Code: 88712
Harvey Kurtzman , 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.