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A reference for Used and Rare Books, Periodicals, and Paper Ephemera courtesy of an International Co-Op of Independent Dealers.
 
 
 
Harvey Kurtzman
 
 
Sample Autograph Signature:
 
Harvey  Kurtzman signature
 
Harvey Kurtzman
 
'American cartoonist, writer and editor best known for his comic book MAD. Harvey Kurtzman (-) founded the comic book Mad in while working at EC Comics where he also created Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat. Before leaving EC in , after being denied a controlling interest in Mad, he had created the image later named Alfred E. Neuman, MAD's famous mascot. That same year, Kurtzman created the short-lived satire magazine Trump for Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner. This was followed by the comic-size Humbug in , then Help! magazine. Perhaps equally well known is his Little Annie Fanny stories which premiered in Playboy in and continued until . MAD's impact on popular culture lead the New York Times to conclude that Kurtzman had been 'one of the most important figures in postwar America.' He is also often considered the father of the underground comix.'
 
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