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by Will Elder,Al Jaffee,Arnold Roth,Jack Davis

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ISBN: 1606991795
Author: Will Elder,Al Jaffee,Arnold Roth,Jack Davis
Language: English
Publisher: Fantagraphics; Signed, Limited, Slipcased edition (April 21, 2009)
Pages: 476
Category: Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Comics
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 113
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Al Jaffee and Jack Davis put in career best work - their art is stunning - I just have never seen better from Davis.

Al Jaffee and Jack Davis put in career best work - their art is stunning - I just have never seen better from Davis. Jaffee's articles, the writing and the art, are spectacular, inventive, imaginative, scathing in their satire. His notes are fairly complete.

It's Kurtzman, Elder, Davis, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth and a few others . Worth it for the mammoth Arnold Roth and Al Jaffee interview alone.

It's Kurtzman, Elder, Davis, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth and a few others working at the peak of their awesome powers. The package is excellent. e, Unparallel parodists Kurtzman and Elder ran rampant for themselves when they published these 11 exceptional issues of comic art anarchy. This two-volume hardcover box set has been reproduced from the original art and digitally restored to make everything look even better than when it first came out in 1957.

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Interior artwork was by Elder, Kurtzman, Wood, Davis, Jaffee and Arnold Roth. Outside writer contributions included a piece by the novelist and screenwriter Ira Wallach.

Interior artwork was by Elder, Kurtzman, Wood, Davis, Jaffee and Arnold Roth

Interior artwork was by Elder, Kurtzman, Wood, Davis, Jaffee and Arnold Roth. Al Jaffee returned to Mad in the same issue as Siegel, and has remained with the magazine for more than half a century. Wally Wood was the only artist to work simultaneously for Mad and Kurtzman's post-Mad projects; after Humbug folded, Wood was a Mad regular until 1964. It took Jack Davis seven years to return to Mad; the artist's second run at Mad lasted from 1965 to 1996.

Humbug was unique in that it was actually published by the artists who created it: Kurtzman and his cohorts from MAD, Will Elder, Jack Davis, and Al Jaffee, were joined by universally acclaimed cartoonist Arnold Roth. With no publisher above them to rein them in, this little band of creators produced some of the most trenchant and engaging satire of American culture ever to appear on American newsstands.

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HUMBUG 1958 by Harvey KURTZMAN Jack Davis, Will Elder, Arnold . Probably the first creator owned alternative independent comic book.

HUMBUG 1958 by Harvey KURTZMAN Jack Davis, Will Elder, Arnold Roth, Al Jaffee, Russ Heath After Mad Magazine, Harvey Kurtzman went his own way and started HUMBUG. Escape will close this window.

New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth said, "Al Jaffee is one of the great cartoonists of our time. Jaffee first appeared in Mad in 1955, one issue after its transformation from comic book format to magazine.

New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth said, "Al Jaffee is one of the great cartoonists of our time Contents. Jaffee contributed to Kurtzman's first two post-Mad publishing efforts, Trump and the creator-owned Humbug.

Find nearly any book by Will Elder. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Humbug (2 Volume Set).

The limited edition of the two-volume, slipcased collection of Harvey Kurtzman's groundbreaking cartoon humor magazine, including a autographed tri-fold signature plate signed by Humbug cartoonists Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, and Arnold Roth.

You know MAD. Do you know Humbug? Harvey Kurtzman changed the face of American humor when he created the legendary MAD comic. As editor and chief writer from its inception in 1952, through its transformation into a slick magazine, and until he left MAD in 1956, he influenced an entire generation of cartoonists, comedians, and filmmakers. In 1962, he co-created the long-running Little Annie Fanny with his long-time artistic partner Will Elder for Playboy, which he continued to produce until his virtual retirement in 1988. Between MAD and Annie Fanny, Kurtzman’s biographical summaries will note that he created and edited three other magazines―Trump, Humbug, and Help!―but, whereas his MAD and Annie Fanny are readily available in reprint form, his major satirical work in the interim period is virtually unknown. Humbug, which had poor distribution, may be the least known, but to those who treasure the rare original copies, it equals or even exceeds MAD in displaying Kurtzman’s creative genius. Humbug was unique in that it was actually published by the artists who created it: Kurtzman and his cohorts from MAD, Will Elder, Jack Davis, and Al Jaffee, were joined by universally acclaimed cartoonist Arnold Roth. With no publisher above them to rein them in, this little band of creators produced some of the most trenchant and engaging satire of American culture ever to appear on American newsstands. At last, the entire run of 11 issues of Humbug is being reprinted in a two-volume slipcased hardcover deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art, allowing even owners of the original cheaply-printed issues to experience the full impact for the first time. This limited edition of Humbug includes a tri-fold signature plate signed by Jaffee, Davis, and Roth. 476 color illustrations

Comments:

Bukelv
When I learned that Harvey Kurtzman's late 50's, short lived humor magazine: "Humbug" was being published I was as excited as a body could be! Then when I learned it was to be priced at $60 for the two volumes I slunk into a mini-depression. However, Amazon saved the day when they priced it at nearly 50% off it's cover price...and for two massive tomes! Ee-gads I was born again! I purchased the two splendid volumes and have been using them for inspiration in my creative illustration work ever since. What more can one say? For the irreligious this is as close to a divine miracle as one can get! I only hope that Fantagraphics will be re-printing his defunct co-print with Playboy (the even shorter lived) Trump and then a compendium of ALL his "Help" publications...that is the only thing that could bring this boy as close to nirvana without resurrecting poor Harvey from the dead and having a 'pow-wow' session with him! Having been born long after all of these publications it would be the proverbial 'icing on the cake'...or at least I can hope and dream for that day? As for now, I am fully and completely content with these two illustrious and enormous volumes of "Humbug"...as I expected to only ever hear or be told about them from those who lived and bought them back in the day...so, thanks Fantagraphics and thanks Amazon for providing this young graphic designer/illustrator with enough fodder to make him happy for as long as is possible! Cheers...congrats!
Modimeena
As a physical package this slipcased collection is like a technicolor MGM musical. As humor, however, it's more like The Bowery Boys Meet Ma and Pa Kettle--a not especially hilarious Monogram double feature, with the exception of the last issue in the collection where the mag lived up to its promise just in time to implode and drop beneath the waves for good.

With some rare exceptions, the humor isn't really satire at all -- more gentle spoof or straight gags, although the historically minded will find the occasional piece touching on mob influence on the unions and jeering at staunch segregationists (in one shot panels calling for them to be sent as ambassador to the moon or declaring them 'Humbug of the Month'--not exactly deft and cutting satirical pieces). There are some gems, the art is beautiful, and there is value to those interested in the careers of the principals, but mostly the material does feel tired, not especially inspired, and there are very, very few laughs to be had here.
Zicelik
If you're a fan of Harvey Kurtzman, if you loved the early Mad comics and magazines, if you collected Trump and Humbug, this edition is worth the nostalgia even if you've already read it all. There was a kind of magic in those publications and its humor that was a shining light in my youth. The particular style of Will Elder, with all of the little bonus details he included, the unique vision of Wally Wood, Jack Davis' big-footed creations, and everywhere, the mind of Harvey Kurtzman--all those are reflected in this volume.
Dozilkree
First off, "Humbug" is just plain hilarious - there were times reading "Humbug" when I was laughing so loud, I was afraid the neighbors were going to call the police. Kurtzman is definitely on a high note during this period, and Larry Siegel, who would go on to write for Mad and other humor magazines, puts in some great prose work as well. Al Jaffee and Jack Davis put in career best work - their art is stunning - I just have never seen better from Davis. Jaffee's articles, the writing and the art, are spectacular, inventive, imaginative, scathing in their satire. Arnold Roth was a great discovery for me in this collection, and I immediately picked up Arnold Roth: Free Lance: A Fifty Year Retrospective deeply discounted on Amazon. Will Elder's photo realistic ad parody's are incredible, and of course he also contributes his usual brilliantly madcap illustration of Kurztman penned comics.

The material, if anything, was amazingly timely - I was astounded at Kurtzman, Jaffee, Roth and Siegel's ability to find those timeless qualities in the everyday in their satire. True, today's sensationalistic media, game shows, corrupt politicians, intelligence-insulting ads, and chintzy consumer products have different names, but they still have qualities that touch on the universal folly of humankind, and thus we can relate to the humor presented in "Humbug."

The material that is firmly of it's time serves as a history lesson, and in some cases, is a reminder of how far we have come as a nation. The civil rights movement was just getting started, and many of the "Humbug" articles touch on racism. Their (cartoon) version of Olberman's "Worst Person in the World" was called "The Humbug Award," one of which was given to Gov. George Wallace (a racist Governor who tried to stop desegragation), which prompted a firestorm of critical letters in the magazine's letter column, followed by equally angry letters supporting "Humbug" - the civil rights debate strait from ordinary people from the time period.

The collection is annotated by John Benson, a comics historian who has written several books, and edited several EC and Kurtzman fanzines, including "Squa Tront." His notes are fairly complete. There is also an extensive interview with the surviving "Humbug" artists, Al Jaffee and Arnold Drake, all of which helps to put the work into context.

"Humbug," in my opinion, is far more accessible then the old Mad Comics, because the Mad comics were mostly comic book, television and movie satires. I have the two DC Mad Archives, and tho I find many stories outrageouly funny, and the art is suberb, I haven't seen more than half the movies they are parodying. Also, the Mad Comics become very formulaic as you read them, since they have a set, concrete page count and pattern.

In contrast, "Humbug" is a magazine with articles of varying length, which include comic strips (usually parodying a movie or t.v. show), gag panels (by New Yorker artist R.O. Blechman), prose articles, and articles that combine prose and illustration in imaginative ways. There are single and double splash pages, beautifully rendered by Jaffee, Roth or Davis, that parody the onset of spring, a resort town, holiday parades, summer sporting events, sports car racing, etc - the detail in these drawings is stunning, a testament to the labor of love "Humbug" was.

"Humbug" is some of the funniest material I have ever read, right up there with the best of Charles Schultz, R. Crumb, Roberta Gregory, Bill Watterson, Roz Chast, and, of course, anything Kurtzman, Roth or Jaffee ever did in their careers. This is a must-have collection for humor comic/magazine fans.

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