Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Roots of Mad


So I'm preparing a piece on Craig Yoe's latest volume, COMICS ABOUT CARTOONISTS when I run across this page. It's a 1948 HEY LOOK! one-pager by Harvey Kurtzman that spoofs the art styles of Will Eisner, Al Capp, Chester Gould and Chic Young much the way he would have Will Elder and Wally Wood do it a few years later in EC's early MAD comics.

Lots of other nifty stuff in COMICS ABOUT CARTOONISTS as well. Look for full coverage coming later this week.

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