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Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, HUMBUG! cartoonists: Mr. Media Audio Interview
Tue, Apr 7, 2009 06:00PM UTC
Interviews by Bob Andelman
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Humble Mr. Media welcomes two classic cartoonists, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth, for a chat about Hefner, Kurtzman and
and Annie Fanny, Harvey Kurtzman’s biographical summaries will note that he created and edited three other magazines,
, but, whereas his
and Annie Fanny are readily available in reprint form, his major satirical work in the interim period is virtually unknown.
, which had poor distribution, may be the least known, but to those who treasure the rare original copies, it equals or even exceeds
in displaying Kurtzman’s creative genius.
was unique in that it was actually published by the artists who created it: Kurtzman and his cohorts from
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
is being reprinted in a deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art.
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