|comp for MAD #1|
It was a fabulous and fun night of reminiscing about the brilliant cartoonist/satirist/editor (MAD, TRUMP, HUMBUG, HELP!)
/writer/teacher, GURU, and all around cartoon renaissance man, Harvey Kurtzman. Many cartoonist & illustration luminaries, as well as friends, family members and ex-students from the School of Visual Arts, etc, were also in attendance.
Earlier in the day, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth and I appeared on the NPR's Leonard Lopate show on WNYC to discuss all things Harvey Kurtzman. Listen to the entire interview here:
Many HK related images were screened and discussed during the panel, among them: (click to enlarge any image)
|I drew this imagined first meeting of EC publisher Bill Gaines first meeting Harvey Kurtzman in 1950, for a 50th anniversary of MAD feature|
|key to who's who|
|ex-student visiting Harvey at SVA, circa 1984 (bad hair day for me) photo by|
ex-Kurtzman student/classmate Mark Newgarden
|Mark Newgarden & Harvey/photo by Drew Friedman|
|many back-of-heads were in attendance for the HK panel|
surrounded by Kurtzman originals.
Back of heads: (center) Tom Bunk, Joyce Jaffe
|Arnold Roth: "Walking into the Angouleme comics festival with Harvey was like walking|
into the Vatican with Jesus"
|Al Jaffee: "I've been doing the MAD fold-in now for 45 years. If I'd have done it for Harvey, it would have run once. He was always looking for NEW ideas"|
|Me: "Imagine a world if Harvey Kurtzman had never existed. There would have been no MAD magazine, which means there would have been no CRACKED magazine... or SICK magazine. Unimaginable!"|
All about "The Art of Harvey Kurtzman show" at the Society of Illustrators in NYC:
Thanks to Peter Kuper, Mark Newgarden, Glenn Bray, Monte Beauchamp, Anelle Miller and Ben Fentington. Panel photos by Ray Alma and Chris Boyle, among others.