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Harvey Kurtzman Help! #16 Preliminaries/Storyboard Layouts for Complete 4-page Fumetti Story "Inside Requiem for a... (Total: 2 Items)

2011 November 15-17 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction- Beverly Hills #7039

 
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
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Harvey Kurtzman Help! #16 Preliminaries/Storyboard Layouts for Complete 4-page Fumetti Story "Inside Requiem for a Heavyweight" Original Art (Warren, 1962). In his only extended solo story for Help!, Kurtzman combined movie stills with "behind-the-scene sketches" to give the reader a backstage perspective. Harvey Kurtzman's storytelling genius is revealed in this storyboard-style layout for a story that appeared in the November 1962 issue of Help!. Drawn in mixed-media on grid paper, and titled "Inside Requiem for a Heavyweight," these layouts are filled with the legendary Kurtzman attention to detail. The pages were framed alongside each other into a magazine spread mockup. Each individual page measures approximately 10" x 12.5" and the art has been matted and framed to an overall size of 29" x 35". The art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the printed fumetti story is included with this lot.

Kurtzman, Harvey:Harvey Kurtzman (American, 1924-1993): was one of the most innovative cartoonists ever to work in the comics. After jump-starting his career with a brilliant series of short gags titled “Hey Look” for Stan Lee at Timely/Atlas Comics, Kurtzman made his way over to EC Comics, where he became one of their three accomplished editor/writer/artists. A perfectionist, Kurtzman would break down stories he did not draw himself, using detailed and comprehensive layout overlays that his accomplished collaborators strictly adhered to for the finished art. In 1952, he became the creator and founding editor of the comic book sensation Mad. The irreverent humor comic had a bombshell effect on popular culture, and Kurtzman was later described by The New York Times as "one of the most important figures in postwar America." Director and comedian Terry Gilliam, who worked with Kurtzman on Warren Publishing’s Help! title said, “In many ways Harvey was one of the godparents of Monty Python.” Underground cartoonist Robert Crumb added that one of Kurtzman's cover images for his self-published Humbug title "changed my life," and that another Mad cover image “changed the way I saw the world forever!” Writing for Time, Richard Corliss noted Kurtzman's wide-spread influence: “Mad was the first comic enterprise that got its effects almost entirely from parodying other kinds of popular entertainment -- To say that this became an influential manner in American comedy is to understate the case. Almost all American satire today follows a formula that Harvey Kurtzman thought up.” . Kurtzman is also celebrated for the lavishly produced and long-running Little Annie Fanny stories in Playboy (1962–88), and he often lampooned the lifestyle that the magazine promoted. Harvey Kurtzman was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1989.

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