Fine Cartoon Art

exaggerated, in a good way

the Art of Harvey Kurtzman at the Society of Illustrators

Posted by jtebeau on March 20, 2013

Kurtzman by Drew Friedman © 2012

Kurtzman by Drew Friedman © 2012

Harvey Kurtzman, the mastermind behind Mad’s golden age (in convenient comic book form, not as a bulky, cumbersome magazine) is being featured in a retrospective at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan. Hoo, and might I add “hah.”

If you’re any kind of fan of comics, cartoon art, modern American humor (by that I mean post-WWII), absurdity, fine pen work, the better things in life, chicken fat, Little Annie Fanny, and all things Melvin, by all means, get thee to the show. It runs till May 31, 2013, at the Society of Illustrators. That’s on the lovely, tony, trés hah-schwah Upper East Side of Manhattan at 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues).

Don’t be a schmuck. Make the show. Whattaya, meshuggeneh?

That is all.



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