In 1956 Harvey Kurtzman (wiki
), creator of Mad
, asked his publisher, William Gaines, for a controlling interest in the comic book. Gaines fired him. Kurtzman went to his fan, Hugh Hefner, and launched a beautifully produced humor magazine for Playboy called Trump
, but Hefner spiked the project after two issues. Bruised but not beaten, he called on a number of Mad
alumni (including Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Al Jaffee) to launch another humor magazine, Humbug
. It ran out of money after 11 issues.
This summer, Fantagraphics is publishing the entire run of Humbug in a 2-volume slipcased set (pre-order it on Amazon for $31.50 and save 5%).
On the Fantagraphics site, production ace Paul Baresh provides a step-by-step tour of how he restored a page from Humbug.
At 238 feet and 3 inches, Adam Winrich’s manila rope whip is reportedly the world’s longest. Adam’s YouTube channel is packed with amazing whippings; below he dual-weild fire whips.
Ken Barrie, narrator of the British kids’ show Postman Pat, died age 83 this week. Barrie, who was born Leslie Hulme, provided the voice for Pat and many of the other characters in the animated series, as well as singing the famous theme song. His daughter, Lorraine Peterson, told the Press Association that he died […]
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It’s one thing to enjoy dinner at home and a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with your best friend, Netflix, but it’s another thing entirely to make that meal from scratch and get that wine delivered right to your doorstep.But what if we told you there’s a way to make this possible? To keep your social life, […]