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Harvey Kurtzman

the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography

by William Schelly

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  • Cartoonists,
  • Mad,
  • Biography

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    Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman invent Mad, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst, nova-like, onto the American scene? For this heavily researched biography, Bill Schelly conducted new interviews with Kurtzman"s colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, and many others, and examined Kurtzman"s personal archives. The result is the true story of one the 20th century"s greatest humorists: Kurtzman"s family life, the details of the FBI"s investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher of Mad), are all revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, this book traces Kurtzman"s life from his Brooklyn beginnings to his post-Mad years, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and Little Annie Fanny in Playboy.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-630) and index.

    Statementby Bill Schelly
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6727.K87 Z87 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination642 pages
    Number of Pages642
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27186337M
    ISBN 101606997610
    ISBN 109781606997611
    LC Control Number2014954774
    OCLC/WorldCa881207832


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