Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kurtz College Cartoons

Harvey Kurtzman has a powerful talent for directness in his drawings. He makes strong definite statements with very few details.
His continuity is equally direct and clear.

He is creative in the old sense of the word - meaning full of inventiveness and ideas.
He can even make crowds clear and easy to read.

He gets a lot of gags into a single assignment- all these last crowds are from one masterful illustration!

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of ComicsGrasshopper and the Ant by Harvey KurtzmanThe EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales Volume 1Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle BookMad Strikes Back: Mad Reader, Volume 2Inside Mad: Mad Reader, Volume 3 (v. 3)Utterly Mad: Mad Reader, Volume 4The Mad Reader, Volume 1 (Mad Readers)The Son Of MadLittle Annie Fanny, Volume 1Little Annie Fanny, Volume 2: 1970-1988Playboy's Trump! The Complete CollectionHumbug (2 Volume Set)