Author Bill Schelly and "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America"

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Author Bill Schelly joins Tim to discuss his new book "Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America" from Fantagraphics. Harvey Kurtzman createdMAD, andMADrevolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman's groundwork as the original editor, artist, and sole writer ofMADprovided the foundation for one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman inventMAD, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst nova-like onto the American scene? Bill Schelly's heavily researched biography finally and fully answers these question for the first time. Through fresh interviews with Kurtzman's colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, Al Feldstein, James Warren, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Gilbert Shelton, and many others, and an examination of Kurtzman's personal archives, this book tells the true story of one of the 20th century's greatest humorists. His family life, an FBI investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines...

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