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.
Mark Marcino writes, “Boingers might be interested in this new free 3-week course I’m co-teaching with UnderAcademy College founder Talan Memmott: How to Write and Read Fake News: Journalism in the Age of Trump. It starts Jan. 20, of course.”
Two years ago, the NoPhone launched to rave reviews as the most minimalist yet secure handset on the market. The NoPhone Selfie is the long-awaited follow-up, adding the ability to picture the user themselves without adding significantly to the unit’s price. At $18, the NoPhone Selfie remains among the cheaper options. Mine has a problem, […]
Veronica Birkenstock is Practical Employee Solutions, a company that boasts of having brought “over 40,000” cheap H-2B workers from 80 countries to the USA to work in “hospitality, landscaping, welding, and construction” for companies like Marriott and Starwood Hotels, for whom it is the “preferred vendor.”
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and the Striiv Touch is one of the best gift ideas I’ve landed on. Its simple design works for females and males, and its wide range of features makes it suitable for even the non-fitness enthusiasts in your life.Unlike traditional fitness trackers, the Striiv Touch also acts as a smartwatch. It […]
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Loot Crate is a totally different kind of subscription service that mails subscribers monthly boxes filled with curated geek, pop culture, and gamer paraphernalia. Its cult following awaits a box every month filled with everything from bobble heads to T-shirts to special edition collectibles. But nothing gets Loot Crate fans as excited as the limited […]