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The Resource Harvey Kurtzman : the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography, by Bill Schelly

Harvey Kurtzman : the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography, by Bill Schelly

Label
Harvey Kurtzman : the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography
Title
Harvey Kurtzman
Title remainder
the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Schelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schelly, William
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.K87
LC item number
Z87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurtzman, Harvey
  • Cartoonists
Label
Harvey Kurtzman : the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography, by Bill Schelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113016787
  • 31223113016795
  • 31223113016803
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-630) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cartoonist. A community in chalk -- The castle on the hill -- The little schnook -- Kurtzman in uniform -- "We of a certain milieu" -- The three musketeers -- Desperation -- Son of Gaines -- From zero to sixty -- Editor. A war comic with a conscience -- A new kind of comic book -- Mad beginnings -- From GI to general -- Mad takes off -- Mad goes monthly -- Mad at each other -- Mad goes "legit" -- Nine glorious months -- Humbug -- Climbing back -- Help! -- A lifeline -- Icon. Children of Mad -- Kurtzman in the 1970s -- Tuesday afternoons with Harvey -- Being Harvey Kurtzman -- "It burns me up!" -- In memoriam
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
642 pages
Isbn
9781606997611
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014954774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20150723-147
System control number
  • 881207832
  • (OCoLC)881207832
Label
Harvey Kurtzman : the man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America : a biography, by Bill Schelly
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113016787
  • 31223113016795
  • 31223113016803
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-630) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cartoonist. A community in chalk -- The castle on the hill -- The little schnook -- Kurtzman in uniform -- "We of a certain milieu" -- The three musketeers -- Desperation -- Son of Gaines -- From zero to sixty -- Editor. A war comic with a conscience -- A new kind of comic book -- Mad beginnings -- From GI to general -- Mad takes off -- Mad goes monthly -- Mad at each other -- Mad goes "legit" -- Nine glorious months -- Humbug -- Climbing back -- Help! -- A lifeline -- Icon. Children of Mad -- Kurtzman in the 1970s -- Tuesday afternoons with Harvey -- Being Harvey Kurtzman -- "It burns me up!" -- In memoriam
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
642 pages
Isbn
9781606997611
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014954774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20150723-147
System control number
  • 881207832
  • (OCoLC)881207832

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