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.
Shiv Integer is a bot created by artists Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and Julien Deswaef; it downloads Creative Commons-licensed models from Thingiverse, mashes them up into weird and often amazing new shapes, adds machine-generated titles and descriptions to them, and posts them.
The first McDonald’s in Pakistan has opened in Quetta’s Millennium Mall, in the militarized Police Lines neighborhood, prompting an official position from the Taliban.
When Norway — historically one of the poorest countries in Europe — struck oil in the North Sea, the country put the proceeds into a “sovereign wealth” fund that invested it in other industries and used the returns to pay for an extensive welfare state that has given Norwegians one of the highest standards of […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]
Almost everyone has their smartphone in a case of one kind or another. Beyond simple protection, finding a case that can charge your phone on its own, but doesn’t feel like it’s also adding a couple pounds to the phone’s weight is the tricky part. Billed as the world’s thinnest battery case, the ThinCharge iPhone […]
You never know when new projects, ideas or opportunities can drop into your lap at a moment’s notice. That may require you to learn a new programming language like Python. Or maybe you need a primer on 3D game development. Or you might realize you could use a serious brush-up on iOS mobile creation.Point is, […]