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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Upcoming Stuff of Interest - TCJ Library - Harvey Kurtzman

The seventh volume in this distinguished series focuses entirely on one of comics' most esteemed and influential creators: artist, writer and editor, Harvey Kurtzman, whose complete Comics Journal interviews are collected in this oversized, lavishly illustrated full-color edition. What makes this volume particularly noteworthy is the obscurities unearthed from Kurtzman's solo freelance career from Children's Digest, Pageant, U.S. Crime, Varsity and Why, most of which haven't been seen since their original publication. All of which illustrate the most informative and compelling interviews with Kurtzman ever published!
Softcover, 12x12, 124pgs, $19.95
JUN063104 Fantagraphics Books

This is very tempting. Kurtzman always comes across as thoughtful and opinionated with a lot of different angles, and had an interesting career. Plus the addition of the reprints of his very early work are a major bonus. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll pick this one up. I like the cover design, too.

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