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.
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