Sunday, July 12, 2009

MAD Man: Remembering Harvey Kurtzman, the genius behind MAD Magazine

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Sunday, July 12, 2009
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Listen to Vox Tablet: http://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/8557/mad-man/#3
Sara Ivry interviews Paul Buhle about Harvey Kurtzman. Buhle is the co-author with Denis Kitchen of The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics (Abrams, 2009). A senior lecturer in the American Civilization and History departments at Brown University, Buhle has written and edited 35 books, including Jews and American Comics.

MAD Man
Remembering Harvey Kurtzman, the genius behind MAD Magazine
BY VOX TABLET | 7:00 AM JULY 6, 2009

Harvey Kurtzman was one of the most important comic-book artists of all time. R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and the creators of Saturday Night Live and Monty Python are all in his debt. In a new gloriously comics-filled biography called The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, authors Paul Buhle and Denis Kitchen go deep inside Kurtzman’s life and art. Paul Buhle spoke with Vox Tablet host Sara Ivry about Kurtzman’s secular Jewish upbringing in the Bronx, his success at MAD, and his failures later in life.
PRODUCED BY MARIT HAAHR

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

Detail from “Dracula: His Cousins,” 1974.
Estate of Harvey Kurtzman.


Left: Self-Portrait from Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book, 1959. Right: Harvey Kurtzman, September 1965.
Estate of Harvey Kurtzman.


Ulcer campaign illustration, circa 1945-47.
Estate of Harvey Kurtzman.


MAD Magazine no. 4, April-May 1953.
Courtesy of MAD Magazine.


“Hey Look!”, Gay Comics no. 36, 1949.
Estate of Harvey Kurtzman.


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