Heads up, Comics Fans, the Society of Illustrators has a show up honoring a creative genius and former SVA instructor, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman. If you have ever read a story from the old color version of Mad, you have read Kurtzman’s work – he wrote every story and then collaborated with an incredible bull pen of artists (Wally Wood! Will Elder! Jack Davis!) to create the printed version. The show is up through May 11th, with the opening reception taking place tomorrow night from 7 to 11 – so be sure to check it out.
In the stacks:
The art of Harvey Kurtzman : the mad genius of comics / by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle – PN6727.K87 Z75 2008
The comics journal library. Vol. 7, Harvey Kurtzman / edited by Greg Sadowski – PN6710 .C66
My life as a cartoonist / by Harvey Kurtzman, with Howard Zimmerman – PN6727.K87 Z468 1988
Humbug / [editor, Harvey Kurtzman ; art, Jack Davis ... [et al.] – PN6728.H86 K87 2008 v.1
From aargh! To zap! : Harvey Kurtzman’s visual history of the comics / by Harvey Kurtzman with Michael Barrier – PN6725.K87 1991b OVERSIZE